Common Data Set (CDS)

Description:The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers of college resource guides. Data reported within the CDS by UWM is comparable to data provided by other institutions within their CDS reports. The CDS can be used as a resource for FAQ's ranging from enrollment, financial aid, faculty/staff, facilities, etc.
Production Schedule:Annually in late January for the prior Fall term
Data Source:A wide variety of data warehouse tables.
Change Log:5/13/2022: 2020 and 2021 CDS were updated to remove ACT and SAT statistics because institutional data contain self-reported scores.
3/18/2021: Additional redactions made to small enrollment counts to help protect student privacy.
June 2021: Section F1 updated to reflect correct % of out of state undergraduate students and Section F2 Activities Offered list updated.
June 2021: Public version of 2020 CDS link added. This version redacts student/faculty-related items with values less than or equal to 5.
February 2022: Production schedule updated from October to January.