International Graduate Admissions Survey

    Since 2004, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has conducted a multi-year empirical examination of international graduate application, admission, and enrollment trends.

     

    This analysis responds to member institutions’ concerns about continuing changes in the enrollment of students from abroad seeking master’s and doctoral degrees from U.S. colleges and universities.

     

    Access the report

     

    The current survey report is available to the public online:

    International Graduate Applications and Enrollment Report: Fall 2015

    Data Tables: Preliminary Applications as of February 2016

    Notes and Definitions: Preliminary Applications as of February 2016

     

     

    Historical reports

     

    Reports, press releases, survey definitions, and questionnaires dating back to 2007 are available free online here.

     

     

    Contact

    For more information about the CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey, please contact Jeff Allum.

     

    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.

     

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    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.