The Common Data Set (CDS) is a collaborative effort between the higher education community (U.S. Colleges and Universities) and publishers such as the College Board, Peterson’s, and U.S. News & World Report.
Colleges and Universities report admissions, enrollment and student aid data in a standardized (CDS) format.
Common Data Set information can often be found through Internet search (e.g. Google name of institution and common data set)
Lynn Radlauer Lubell, Publisher of InLikeMe.com and Founder of Admission By Design, an Educational Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida.