U.S. Master’s Degrees a Major Draw for International Graduate Students
    77% of First-Time Graduate Students Are Enrolled in Master’s or Certificate Programs
    Graduate Schools Report 3.5% Increase in First-time Enrollment
    International Students Continue to Drive Growth
    International Graduate Admissions Survey
    The results of the latest CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey show international applications grew 1% from 2012 to 2013.


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