Common Data Set

Summary of Significant Changes: 2015-2016

Changes to the 2015-2016 CDS document are highlighted in yellow in Sections C & H.

1. Entrance Exam Updates in Section C

C8B Entrance Exams - Minor wording changes to the 3 ACT categories + addition of 3 Essay questions for the SAT

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2017, please indicate which ONE of the following applies(regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):
ACT with Writing component required no
ACT without Writing component accepted no
ACT with or without Writing component accepted no

If your institution will make use of the SAT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2017, please indicate which ONE of the following applies(regardless of whether the Essay score will be used in the admissions process):

SAT with Writing component required no
SAT without Writing component accepted no
SAT with or without Writing component accepted no

2. Loan Type Updates in Section H

H4, H4a, H5, and H5A have been revised to include a more comprehensive chart for reporting on loan sources and amount borrowed. H4, H4a, H5, and H5a are now reported under just H4 and H5

Note: These are the graduates and loan types to include and exclude in order to fill out CDS H4 and H5.

Include:

  • 2015 undergraduate class: all students who started at your institution as first- time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
  • only loans made to students who borrowed while enrolled at your institution.
  • co-signed loans.

Exclude:

  • students who transferred in.
  • money borrowed at other institutions.
  • parent loans
  • students who did not graduate or who graduated with another degree or certificate (but no bachelor's degree)

H4. Provide the number of students in the 2015 undergraduate class who started at your institution as first-time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Exclude students who transferred into your institution:


H5. Number and percent of students in class (defined in H4 above) borrowing from federal, non-federal, and any loan sources, and the average (or mean) amount borrowed.

NOTE: The “Average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed,” is designed to provide better information about student borrowing from federal and nonfederal (institutional, state, commercial) sources. The numbers, percentages, and averages for each row should be based only on the loan source specified for the particular row. For example, the federal loans average (row b) should only be the cumulative average of federal loans and the private loans average (row e) should only be the cumulative average of private loans.


Source/Type of Loans

Number in the class (defined in H4 above) who borrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column

Percent of the class (defined above) who borrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column (nearest 1%)

Average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column (nearest $1)

a) Any loan program: Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized, institutional, state, private loans that your institution is aware of, etc. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans.

% $

b) Federal loan programs: Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans.

% $

c) Institutional loan programs.

% $

d) State loan programs.

% $

e) Private alternative loans made by a bank or lender.

% $
Last updated: 05/23/2018