Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. This goal is attained by the development of clear, standard data items and definitions in order to determine a specific cohort relevant to each item. Data items and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys often serve as a guide in the continued development of the CDS. The CDS contains general information about the university, enrollment and persistence, admissions, academic offerings and policies, student life, annual expenses, financial aid, faculty and class sizes, and degrees conferred.

The Common Data Set only includes students enrolled at domestic campuses. The figures presented in the Common Data Set will differ from those in the Fact Book,
At a Glance and Student Profile.

Current Common Data Set: 2021

Previous Year Common Data Set: 2020

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

IPEDS, which was established by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - a division of the U.S. Department of Education - collects data through a series of interrelated surveys from all primary providers of postsecondary education. The IPEDS system collects institution-level data in areas such as enrollment, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances. NCES provides an online tool, the College Navigator, which provides access to various key statistics for participating educational institutions.

These data are typically used by researchers to analyze information on:

  • Enrollments of students: undergraduate, first-time freshmen, graduate and first-professional students by race/ethnicity and gender; full and part-time; degree seeking. See Common Data Set (CDS-B) for this information)
  • Institutional revenue and expenditure patterns by source of income and type of expense
  • Salaries of full-time instructional faculty by academic rank and tenure status
  • Completions (degrees awarded) by type of program, level of award, race/ethnicity, and gender
  • Characteristics of post-secondary institutions, including tuition, room and board charges, calendar systems, etc.

Temple most recent publicly available submissions are provided below. If more recent information is required, please email richardh@temple.edu.

Middle States

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a voluntary, peer-based, non-profit association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to accredit degree-granting institutions that wish to participate in federal Title IV student loan programs in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

View Temple's Institutional Profile

Snyder Report – Instructional Output and Faculty Salary Costs of State-Related and State Owned Universities

Temple University, and three other PA state-related universities (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Pittsburgh) must provide full, complete, and accurate information as required by the Department of Education and the PA State Appropriations Committees. Act 61 of 2008, The Public School Code Amendments, requires the submission of an annual report summarizing instructional output, faculty salaries and workloads. Data Analysis and Reporting , in conjunction with the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is charged with compiling the Snyder Report on an annual basis.

View the Snyder Report