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Common Data Set 2009/10

Summary of Significant Changes to the Common Data Set (CDS) for 2009-10

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 H4a, through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans.