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The Commons Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in higher education and publishers to develop a core set of clear, standard data, and definitions regarding student cohorts. The Common Data Set includes information in the following categories:

  • General information about the institution
  • Data on enrollment, persistence, and graduation categorized by gender, ethnicity, and financial aid status
  • Application and selection policy
  • Freshmen academic profile
  • Transfer student data
  • Student life features
  • Annual student expenses and financial aid
  • Instructional faculty and class sizes
  • Disciplinary areas and degrees conferred

OIRA maintains an archive of the Common Data Set for UMaine.


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