Office of Strategic Planning & Assessment

The Common Data Set

The Common Data Set Initiative is a collaborative effort between institutions of higher education and publishers such as the College Board, Peterson’s, and U.S. News & World Report.

Institutions of higher education provide a common data set to those who are seeking information, thus reducing the reporting burden. The Common Data Set includes information on a college’s enrollment, library holdings, housing, tuition, financial aid, class size and degrees conferred.

Southwestern’s Common Data Set is available for the following years (Adobe PDF):