The University of Kansas Common Data Set


The Common Data Set (CDS) provides answers to many frequently asked questions by prospective students and their parents. It is also a means to easily compare institutions with their peers. The Common Data Set initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report.

KU first completed the CDS in 2002. The current year's CDS is available by section below. Common Data Sets from previous years are available as a single PDF document.

Common Data Set documents by section
Common Data Set Sections2020-2021
Section A: 
General InformationA 1 (pdf)Section A, General Information 
Narrative DescriptionA 2 pdf)Section A, Narrative Description
Section B: 
EnrollmentB 1 (pdf)Section B, Enrollment
Persistence - Degrees AwardedB 2 (pdf)Section B, Persistence - Degrees Awarded
Graduation RatesB 3 (pdf)Section B, Graduation Rates
Most Popular MajorsB 4 (pdf)Section B, Most Popular Majors
Section C: 
First-time Freshman AdmissionsC 1 (pdf)Section C, First-time Freshman Admissions
Assured Admissions CriteriaC 2 (pdf)Section C, Assured Admissions Criteria
Section D: 
Transfer AdmissionsD (pdf)Section D, Transfer Admissions
Section E: 
Academic Offerings and PoliciesE (pdf)Section E, Academic Offerings and Policies
Section F: 
Student LifeF (pdf)Section F, Student Life
Section G: 
Annual ExpensesG (pdf)Section G, Annual Expenses
Section H: 
Financial AidH (pdf)Section H, Financial Aid
Section I: 
Instructional FacultyI 1 (pdf)Section I, Instructional Faculty
Class SizeI 2 (pdf)Section I, Class Size
Section J: 
Degrees ConferredJ (pdf)Section J, Degrees Conferred