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Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) represents a collaborative effort among higher education institutions and publishers of higher education material such as The College Board, Peterson’s, U.S. News, and Wintergreen/Orchard House. The goal of this effort is to establish a standard set of well-defined questions to facilitate the gathering of comparable information across different colleges and universities. Vanderbilt is pleased to participate in this effort and to make our common dataset information publicly available.