About the Member Library

    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.


    Online Access


    Digital versions of all CGS publications are available through the member library at no cost to members.* Any student, faculty or staff member of a CGS member institution may access our publications in PDF format** (login required). Take advantage of this benefit by viewing, downloading, printing, or sharing PDFs of your favorite titles with other individuals at your member institution.




    Hardcopies of CGS publications are available for purchase using our Online Store or by faxing the Publication Order Form to CGS at (202) 331-7157. Members receive discounted pricing, including bulk discounts on most publications. 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.


    Contact Us


    For questions about CGS publications, please contact us at publications@cgs.nche.edu.


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


    ** Copyright restrictions apply. See Terms of Use, Electronic Publications. 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.