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The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers. Essentially, the CDS provides a shared language for answering the questions students ask most about institutions of higher education. Data is reported for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking first-year students.

CDS 2023-2024CDS 2022 - 2023CDS 2021 - 2022CDS 2020 - 2021CDS 2019 - 2020



The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) is a consortium of two-year and four-year institutions dedicated to achieving the highest levels of student success through collaboratively sharing data, knowledge, and innovation. They are coordinated by the Center for Institutional Data Exchange and Analysis (C-IDEA) at the University of Oklahoma. Data is reported for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking first-year students. Graduation percentages are cumulative; enrollment percentages are not.

To view or download our current CSRDE data, click here.


HLC Institutional Update

MSSU provides annual updates to the Higher Learning Commission.

2024 MSSU Institutional Update Form



IPEDS Reporting

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), established as the core postsecondary education data collection program for National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education. IPEDS is a single, comprehensive system designed to encompass all institutions and educational organizations whose primary purpose is to provide postsecondary education. The IPEDS system is built around a series of interrelated surveys to collect institution-level data in such areas as enrollments, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances.

To learn more about IPEDS, click here.