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Common Data Set

The common data set began as a way for colleges and universities to share a concise, if extensive, set of information with guidebook publishers, higher education writers, and the interested public. It has been developed through cooperation among several major national publications and higher education organizations. Providing a basis for surveys of college and universities, the CDS is used in many publications and rankings, including Peterson's Guide, publications from The College Board, and the U. S. News and World Report "America's Best Colleges" guide. To learn more about CDS, visit the CDS web site.

Please contact the Office of Institutional Research (757-221-2961 or 221-2147) for clarification of any Common Data Set item, or if you experience difficulties accessing the documents due to a disability.

Current Year CDS Sections

All items are provided in PDF format.

Full Common Data Sets

All items provided as Excel spreadsheets, unless otherwise noted.