Common Data Set

APIR serves as the primary contact for most national and international publishers of college guidebooks and organizations that rank institutions of higher education.

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a survey distributed by Kaplan, Newsweek, Peterson’s, Princeton Review, and U.S. News and World Report. These publishers use the CDS to produce college guidebooks and ranking analyses. Each publisher also collects additional data from UW-Madison.

Answers to many commonly asked questions are in the CDS.

For questions about this content, or to reach the survey contact within our office, please e-mail Sara Lazenby.

Current Year of Common Data Set and Submissions

UW-Madison 2021 CDS – Fall 2020 information is reported

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Common Data Set (Prior Years)

UW-Madison 2020 CDS – Fall 2019 information is reported

UW-Madison 2019 CDS – Fall 2018 information is reported

UW-Madison 2018 CDS – Fall 2017 information is reported

UW-Madison 2017 CDS – Fall 2016 information is reported

UW-Madison 2016 CDS – Fall 2015 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2015 CDS – Fall 2014 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2014 CDS – Fall 2013 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2013 CDS – Fall 2012 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2012 CDS – Fall 2011 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2011 CDS – Fall 2010 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2010 CDS – Fall 2009 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2009 CDS – Fall 2008 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2008 CDS – Fall 2007 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2007 CDS – Fall 2006 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2006 CDS – Fall 2005 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2005 CDS – Fall 2004 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2004 CDS – Fall 2003 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2003 CDS – Fall 2002 information is reported.

UW-Madison 2002 CDS – Fall 2001 information is reported, except for Section H. Financial Aid (2000-01 data) and the section on Academic Majors (not completed).

UW-Madison 2001 CDS – Fall 1999 enrollment and financial aid information are provided in the survey. Otherwise, the Fall 2000 information is reported.