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Common Data Set

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, Thomson 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. The CDS is a set of standards and definitions of data items rather than a survey instrument or set of data represented in a database. Data items and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys often serve as a guide in the continued development of the CDS.



The Factbook is an annual publication designed for those who are seeking detailed statistical information about UW-Eau Claire.  It gives a brief overview of the university including university and program accreditations, our Carnegie Classification, and the degrees we offer.  The Factbook also provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding demographics related to our students, faculty, and staff.



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