Online Registration is Open for 2015 Summer Workshop and New Deans Institute

    Register now to join graduate deans, associate and assistant deans, and other grad ed leaders, July 11-15, 2015 in Quebec.

    Updated: State Snapshots

    Our state-by-state breakdown of select graduate enrollment and degrees statistics has been updated with recently released data.

    Read Our New Report on PhD Career Pathways

    Report outlines what we know about career pathways of PhD holders in STEM, social sciences and humanities, and what we must do to learn more.

    GradSense: Demystifying the financial aspects of student life

    Part of the Enhancing Student Financial Education project, GradSense informs students on borrowing, saving, goal-setting, and more.

    Learn more about the obligations of graduate institutions and prospective students regarding offers and acceptances of financial support.

    CGS research and activities serve to advance graduate education and to promote U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. We invite you to explore our initiatives:

    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.


    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. Based in Washington, DC, the organization provides its members with regular updates and analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals and policies that affect graduate education.
    View Public Policy work


    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.



    The Dean's Discussion Board provides an electronic forum where graduate deans and other senior staff exchange questions, ideas and institutional practices.