Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a compendium of institutional facts commonly requested by and found in college guide publications. This information is voluntarily provided by many colleges and universities each year.

New Common Data Sets are typically posted in December.

Although we provide a comprehensive archive of Williams’ Common Data Sets online, keep in mind that there have been methodological and definitional changes over the years that make the CDS a somewhat unreliable source for generating comparable trend datasets.