2013 Reports

    2013 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey, Phase III: Final Offers of Admission and Enrollment

    November 2013

    The 2013 Phase III report of the CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey found a 10% increase in the first-time enrollment of international graduate students from 2012 to 2013, a growth that adds to 8% increases in this figure in each of the last two years. Total enrollment of international graduate students among responding institutions reached 220,000 in 2013.


    Outcomes for Professional Science Master's Alumni: 2012/13

    October 2013

    Recent graduates of Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree programs are reporting strong rates of employment and high income levels, according to the results of the third annual PSM Student Outcomes Surveyreleased by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The report tracks initial hiring trends and perceived satisfaction among graduates of PSM degree programs between 2010 and 2013. The study was supported with funding from the Sloan Foundation.


    CGS/GRE Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 2002 to 2012

    September 2013

    The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reported a 1.8% increase in first-time enrollment between fall 2011 and fall 2012. More than 461,000 students enrolled for the first time in graduate certificate, education specialist, master’s, or doctoral programs for the fall 2012, according to institutions responding to the CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees, an annual survey that has been conducted since 1986.


    2013 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey, Phase II: Final Applications and Initial Offers of Admission

    August 2013

    The 2013 Phase II report of the CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey has found that initial offers of admission from U.S. graduate schools to prospective international students increased 9% from 2012 to 2013, following an increase of 9% last year. The new data marks the fourth consecutive year of growth in international graduate admissions.


    2013 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey, Phase I: Applications

    April 2013

    According to the 2013 Phase I report of the CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey, the number of applications from prospective international students to U.S. graduate schools increased a mere 1% in 2013, following a 9% gain in 2012 and an 11% increase in 2011.


    Enrollment and Degrees in Professional Science Master's Programs: 2011/12

    February 2013

    According to the Council of Graduate Schools' third annual report on enrollment and degrees in Professional Science Master's programs, total enrollment increased by 22% between 2010 and 2012.


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