Common Data Set, IPEDS and Fact Book

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among higher education community and various publishers. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information.  For more detailed information please see Common Data Set.


Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System or IPEDS, is an excellent source for information on U.S. colleges, universities, and technical and vocational institutions.  For more information, please see IPEDS.


The Fact Book, also known as Pocket Facts, is a USF annual publication that provides a statistical overview of USF.  It allows prospective students, faculty and administration a brief look at our overall accomplishments as well as  statistical information on diversity, finance and research, faculty and instructional quality, enrollment, and more!