Common Data Set

The Common Data Set Initiative is a collaborative effort among higher education data providers and publishers, including the College Board, Peterson’s, and US News & World Report. The purpose of the collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student’s transition into higher education and to reduce the reporting burden on data providers. Definitions are maintained by the Common Data Set initiative.

Common Data Set Sections:

A. General Information

Information that classifies Rochester Institute of Technology and basic contact information for the institute and admissions offices

B. Enrollment and Persistence

Enrollment data by gender, student classification, race/ethnicity, degrees awarded and graduation rate information

C. First‐Time, First‐Year (Freshman) Admission

Admission data for the previous admission cohort, admission requirements for freshmen applicants and the admission decision process

D. Transfer Admission

Transfer student admission and transfer credit policies

E. Academic Offerings and Policies

Information on specialized study programs and course work required for graduation

F. Student Life

Student characteristics, student organizations, ROTC and housing

G. Annual Expenses

Undergraduate cost of attendance, estimated expenses for a typical student and per-credit-hour tuition charges

H. Financial Aid

Aid awarded to enrolled undergraduates by type and need, average need met, aid package size and type, student indebtedness, international aid information and financial aid form requirements

I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size

Faculty characteristics, student-faculty ratio and undergraduate class size

J. Disciplinary areas of Degrees Conferred

Percentage of degrees conferred by discipline areas and degree type

Appendix: Common Data Set Definitions

Glossary of terms used in the Common Data Set


RIT’s Common Data Set can be found below:
2021-2022 Common Data Set

2020-2021 Common Data Set