Common Data Set (CDS)
Each year, colleges and universities are requested to fill out the CDS for publishers of college guide books—e. g., the College Board, Peterson's and U.S. News & World Report—and other external agencies. The primary purpose of the CDS is to improve the quality and accuracy of student information by requiring each institution to answer a standard set of questions and to abide by standard definitions of terms.
Common Data Set Definitions
Common Data Set 2016-2017
View the common data set 2004-05 through 2014-15 here.
University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN)
The NAICU consumer-information initiative U-CAN is designed to give, in a common format, prospective students and their families concise, Web-based, consumer-friendly information of the nation's nonprofit, private colleges and universities. Hood College has been participating since the inception of this program.
The college navigator website was developed by the Department of Education as a consumer tool for students and their families to provide a core set of descriptive statistics compiled and derived from data collected on several IPEDS surveys in the form of institutional profiles.
Click here to access Hood College navigator profile.