Common Data Set (CDS)
In 1997, the Common Data Set (CDS) was created in response to increasing requests for data. The CDS is a means for colleges and universities to collect comparable data using a standardized definition for questions of interest to higher education data providers and publishers. Goals of the CDS include improving the accuracy and comparability of information reported about higher education and reducing the reporting burden on data providers.
The WKU Quick Facts offer a brief synopsis of institutional data. They show a demographic breakdown of WKU student enrollments at the national, state, and local level.
SAS Education. (2012). "Best Practices in Information Management, Reporting and Analytics for Education - 10 Tips from SAS Education Customers for making the most of SAS Software and Empowering Users to Drive Action"