CGS prepares publications on issues of fundamental importance to graduate education. These reports and policy statements are made available to CGS members and non-members.


    Member Library


    In 2013, the Council of Graduate Schools launched the Member Library, a new member* benefit that provides unlimited electronic access to all CGS publications at no additional cost. Any administrator, faculty or staff member of a CGS member institution may access our publications in PDF format** (login required). Take advantage of this new benefit by viewing, downloading, or printing PDFs of your favorite titles.


    While supplies last…


    CGS will continue to fulfill orders for hard copies of CGS titles to members (at a discount) and to non-members. These publications are available for purchase using our Online Store or by faxing the Publication Order Form to CGS at (202) 331-7157. We will continue to fulfill orders for print publications, and provide bulk discounts to members on selected publications, while supplies last. CGS publications are shipped via UPS; please provide a physical street address when placing your order. For international shipping (e.g. outside of US and Canada), please contact the CGS office to request pricing options.


    Print on demand…


    For those wishing to order print versions of publications after an item has sold out, CGS will offer access to print-on-demand editions through an external provider. Member institutions will continue to receive member discounts on print-on-demand orders. (Members: login is required before ordering to receive the member discounted rate.) The print-on-demand option will be accessible through the Member Library.


    For questions about the Member Library or the availability of hard copies for sale, please contact us at


    * This service is provided for institutional members (US, Canada and International) and sustaining members.


    ** Copyright restrictions apply. Please do not distribute copies outside of your member institution.



    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.


    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.


    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.