CGS Names Suzanne Ortega New President

    Appointment of Senior Academic Leader for UNC System to Begin July 1

    Addressing Student Loan Debt Crisis, New Web Tool Helps Students Better Plan Their Financial Futures

    CGS and TIAA-CREF collaborate to deliver GradSense website to help students make informed financial decisions.

    April 15 Resolution

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

    Dean's Discussion Board

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

    Named in honor of the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools and first presented in 1972, this award is made annually to a scholar...

    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.
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    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.