The Common Data Set is a product of the Common Data Set Initiative, "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." The stated goal is to provide accurate and timely data to students and their families while decreasing the workload of administrators. In producing their popular publications and rankings, these publishers "ask the same core questions" of institutions using the Common Data Set to define those questions and their responses.
A link to the most recent St.Thomas Aquinas College Board profile can be reached by clicking on the following link: College Board's Big Future Site for St. Thomas Aquinas College. This information is compiled from the college's completion of the most recent Common Data Set. Please click here for the College Board Financial Aid Section.
There is data on graduation rates with comparitive colleges on the Chronicle web site for consumers.