Common Data Set

Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaboration effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers. The CDS is a set of standards and definitions of data items rather than a survey instrument or set of data represented in a database.  See for additional information.


  • Institutional Research
  • Planning
  • Assessment


Ms. Valerie T. Goodwin
Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Research
SACSCOC Institutional Accreditation Liaison

Mrs. Cammie S. Berry
Director of Institutional Research

Ms. Cynthia Geter
Administrative Coordinator

Contact Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness
South Carolina State University
P.O. Box 7507
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001
Telephone: (803) 516-4586
Fax: (803) 516-4723