Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 2001 to 2011
    September 28, 2012

    The complete survey report, Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 2001 to 2011, is available below. This year's survey was sent to a total of 788 colleges and universities, and usable responses were received from 655 institutions, for an overall response rate of 83%. The responding institutions confer about 74% of the 688,000 master's degrees and 91% of the 69,000 doctorates awarded each year by U.S. colleges and universities.

     

    The CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees is the only national survey that collects data on first-time and total graduate enrollment by field across all fields of graduate study. It is also the only source of data on graduate enrollment by degree level (master's versus doctoral) and the only national survey that collects data on applications to graduate school by field of study.

     

    Information by broad field is publicly available here. CGS members also have access to a special online report, which includes data by fine field of study.

     

    Click below to view the report. To print or download a PDF of the complete report, create a user account (free) at Issuu.com. 

     

     

     

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