Common Data Set

Summary of Significant Changes: 2009-2010

The items listed below are shaded in yellow throughout the sections.

Changed Items

  • First professional: removing references to the first professional degrees throughout the CDS, since this nomenclature is no longer relevant.
  • Question A5: Degrees offered will allow colleges to indicate if they offer a doctoral/research; doctoral/professional; or doctoral other. First professional and first professional certificate categories will be eliminated.
  • Question B1: First professional enrollment will be captured in graduate enrollment. The categories of First-time, first-professional students, all other first-professionals, and total first-professional are being eliminated and rolled into the graduate section.
  • Question B3: Number of degrees awarded will drop the categories of first professional degrees and first professional certificates and change the doctoral category to: Doctoral degrees research/scholarship, Doctoral degrees professional practice, and Doctoral degrees other.
  • Question I1f: Instructional faculty eliminating first professional from question F.
  • Indebtedness: clarification to questions H5 and H5A. Changing undergraduate indebtedness to read undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed
  • Changing H5

    From: Report the average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in line H4.

    To: Report the average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed of those in line H4.

  • Changing H5a

    From: Report the average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans.

    To: Report the average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed of those in line H4.

Last updated: 05/21/2018