Common Data Set
The Common Data Set (CDS) has been developed through cooperation among several national publications and colleges and universities. Many of the items and definitions in the Common Data Set will be used on surveys of several major publishers. The goal of the CDS is to improve the comparability of data reported by colleges and to ease the institution's burden by asking questions in a standard way on numerous surveys. The CDS uses precise definitions, which may or may not match our own institutional definitions.
Each fall, Institutional Research obtains the most current version of the CDS and collects the information needed to complete it from the appropriate University offices. Whenever possible, rather than contact those offices each time surveys arrive, Institutional Research responds directly using the information from the CDS.
University of Idaho Common Data Set Reports
Please click on the Academic Year to get the Common Data Set reports listed below: