116th Congress

    CGS Offers Comments on Access and Financial Disparities (2/13/2019)

    On Wednesday, February 13, CGS submitted comments in response to a solicitation from a group of senators around disparities faced by students of color when accessing and financing their postsecondary education. The letter underscores the need to continue to diversify graduate programs to address our changing population and the demands of the workforce, and reiterates CGS’s commitment to achieving this goal. Specifically, it highlights a proposal to allow graduate students who remain income-eligible to apply Pell Grants toward their graduate degree, as well as the need to support several current student aid programs that help students from underserved populations finance higher education.


    Coalition Letter on Government Shutdown (1/23/2019)

    On Wednesday, January 23, CGS joined a Coalition for National Science Funding letter to the President and Congressional leaders calling on them to end the partial government shutdown and fund the National Science Foundation (NSF). The letter voices concerns around the impact of the funding lapse on science and research conduct by NSF and other federal agencies. 


    CGS Welcome Letter to 116th Congress (1/15/2019)

    On January 15, CGS sent letters to members of the House and Senate welcoming them to the 116th Congress. The letters introduce CGS to new and returning Members, highlight our principals around policies of importance to graduate education, and urge policymakers to consider us a resource as these issues arise. 


    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 voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    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.