2007 Reports

    Data Sources: The Rise of “Older” Graduate Students

    December 2007

    This article examines the participation of individuals 40 years old and older in graduate education.

     

    Data Sources: International Dual, Joint, and Other Collaborative Degree Programs

    October 2007

    This article looks at the expanded efforts by American graduate programs to partner on various collaborative degree programs with higher education institutions from around the globe.

     

    Data Sources: Trends in Doctoral Degree Recipients in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering by Race/Ethnicity, 1996 to 2005

    August/September 2007

    This article examines trends in doctoral degree attainment among minorities, and how increasing the number of racial/ethnic minorities with advanced training at the graduate level, particularly at the doctoral level, is a crucial element for meeting future workforce needs.

     

    Data Sources: Graduate Education and Regional Economic Growth

    July 2007

    This article analyzes empirical findings that knowledge capital and entrepreneurship capital have both been observed as factors as equal to physical capital and labor to drive economic growth.

     

    Data Sources: Results for the CGS Pressing Issues Survey

    June 2007

    Each year, CGS asks graduate deans at member institutions to identify the three most important or “pressing” issues or challenges they currently face. This article summarizes the results of the 2007 CGS Pressing Issues Survey..

     

    Data Sources: Trends in International Graduate Student Enrollments, 2001 to 2006

    May 2007

    This article examines data from a CGS survey on international applications for admission to graduate schools that showed the number of non-citizens seeking to attend American graduate programs still had not recovered from the losses that occurred after 2001, along with the implications of these findings with regard to the future of the U.S. workforce.

     

    Data Sources: Master’s Degree Persistence and Attainment- 1993 to 2003

    April 2007

    This article looks at NCES data that gave a valuable first-hand look at master’s degree attainment and time- to-degree rates for master’s candidates by race/ethnicity, gender, and other important demographic parameters since 1993.

     

    Data Sources: Trends in New Ph.D.s Entering Academe, 1970 to 2005

    March 2007

    This article discusses the idea that recent trends suggest that the share of new research doctoral recipients taking faculty jobs fell sharply over the past 30 years, and this decline may have adversely affected students’ educational experiences.

     

    Data Sources: Who is Enrolling in Doctoral Programs? The Changing Characteristics of Doctoral Students, 1996 to 2004

    January/February 2007

    This article examines trends in the characteristics of doctoral students over the past decade as information has become more readily available.

     

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