Department of Institutional Research and Assessment


Common Data Set

The Common Data Set Initiative is a collective effort between publishers, data providers and the educational community to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in the transition of students into higher education.

The Common Data Set is a set of clear standards and definitions of data items organized around 11 topics: (A) general campus, (B) enrollment and persistence, (C) first-time, first-year (freshmen) admissions, (D) transfer admissions, (E) academic offerings and policies, (F) student life, (G) annual expenses, (H) financial aid, (I) instructional faculty and class size, (J) degrees conferred, and (K) definitions.

The Lebanese American University Common Data Set is published annually.