The Common Data Set is a prearranged collection of data elements intended to make information sharing more efficient among colleges and guidebook publishers. The CDS makes use of widely-recognized definitions and provides a broad range of basic information about the college. As such, this data set is often of interest to many different audiences.
Please be aware that this information is constructed to comply with specific definitions. You may encounter apparent differences between this dataset and other sources of similar data. Often the discrepancies are due to definitional or timing differences; each source may be correct for its own specific application.
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