2008 Reports

    Data Sources: International Enrollment in U.S. Graduate Schools

    December 2008

    Summary findings from the 2008 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey for first-time and total enrollment are presented in this article, with a special analysis of the data by institutional control (public versus private).


    Data Sources: Enrollment and Degree Trends in Graduate Education, Medicine, and Law

    November 2008

    This article compares statistics from the CGS/GRE Enrollment and Degrees Survey and graduate education data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), with medical education statistics from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and legal education statistics from the American Bar Association (ABA).


    Data Sources: International Graduate Programs–2007 & 2008

    October 2008

    This article looks at the many collaborative graduate education programs that U.S. universities have established with international higher education institutions.


    Data Sources: Preliminary Results of the 2007 Graduate Enrollment and Degrees Survey

    July 2008

    This article provides a summary of the enrollment and degrees data from the 2007 CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees.


    Data Sources: Graduate Students in Distance Education, 2003-2004

    June 2008

    Distance education is generally defined as the delivery of courses, academic training, or academic materials by use of live, interactive television or audio, pre-recorded television or video, CD-ROM, or computer-based systems such as the Internet. This article analyzes trends in graduate distance education over time.


    Data Sources: Aspirations to Graduate School

    May 2008

    This article examines differences in aspirations to graduate school by race/ethnicity.


    Data Sources: Results from CGS Pressing Issues Survey

    April 2008

    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 2008 CGS Pressing Issues Survey.


    Data Sources: Trends in Graduate Enrollment and Doctoral Degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1996 to 2006

    March 2008

    This article examines the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in increasing the number of African American doctoral degree holders.


    Data Sources: Graduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, 1996 to 2006—Special Analysis from the Graduate Enrollment and Degrees Survey Report

    January 2008

    This article examines graduate enrollment by race and ethnicity based on data from the 2007 CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees.


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