Office of Institutional Research

West Chester University

887 S. Matlack Street
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2835
Fax: 610-436-2635
Email: Institutional Research


Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) contains standardized data on a variety of items that pertain to the University.  These include enrollment and persistence, admissions, expenses, degrees conferred, etc.  The actual measures and calculations have been determined by the Common Data Set Advisory Board.  By utilizing these standardized measures al colleges ensure that they are collecting comparable data which can then be easily reviewed by perspective students.  This data set it utilized by various publishers when determining their annual college/university rankings.