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The expected date for posting of the CDS is in mid-April of the respective academic year (upon confirmation of all financial data). Prior to this date, specific inquiries on regularly reported CDS material can be addressed to

Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's and U.S. News & World Report.

The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.