Common Data Set

The Common Data Set is a questionnaire developed by the College Board, in conjunction with universities and publishers, which standardizes core reporting metrics across U.S. universities.

The Common Data Set provides information on the following topics:

  • A. General Information about the University of Arizona
  • B. Enrollment and Persistence
  • C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission
  • D. Transfer Admission
  • E. Academic Offerings and Policies
  • F. Student Life
  • G. Annual Expenses - tuition, fees, room and board
  • H. Financial Aid
  • I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size, Student to Faculty ratio
  • J. Undergraduate Degrees Conferred - by area of study

This nationally known survey is a useful tool for prospective students and their parents, as well as a means for universities to easily compare themselves with peer institutions. This questionnaire is used by various publishers as a primary data source for ranking and comparing undergraduate institutions.


Definitions of the terms used in the CDS are at the end of the .pdf files.

The University of Arizona Common Data Set


Common Data Set 2022-2023
Historical Reports
                        Common Data Set 2021-2022 Common Data Set 2020-2021
                        Common Data Set 2019-2020 Common Data Set 2018-2019
                        Common Data Set 2017-2018 Common Data Set 2016-2017
                        Common Data Set 2015-2016 Common Data Set 2014-2015
                        Common Data Set 2013-2014 Common Data Set 2012-2013
                        Common Data Set 2011-2012 Common Data Set 2010-2011
                        Common Data Set 2009-2010 Common Data Set 2008-2009
                        Common Data Set 2007-2008 Common Data Set 2006-2007
                        Common Data Set 2005-2006 Common Data Set 2004-2005
                        Common Data Set 2003-2004 Common Data Set 2002-2003
                        Common Data Set 2001-2002 Common Data Set 1999-2000