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Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

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Common Data Set

The Common Data Set is published annually to provide information about USC Columbia and its students, faculty, and resources. Information contained in the Common Data Set is divided into eleven sections.

Common Data Set Sections:

  1. General Information
  2. Enrollment and Persistence
  3. First-time, First-year (Freshman) Admission
  4. Transfer Admission
  5. Academic Offerings and Policies
  6. Student Life
  7. Annual Expenses
  8. Financial Aid
  9. Instructional Faculty and Class Size
  10. Degrees Conferred
  11. Common Data Set Definitions


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Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

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