2009 Reports

    Data Sources: Non-Traditional Students in Graduate Education

    December 2009

    This article uses three data sources to explore changes in the participation of older students in graduate education over time.


    Data Sources: Graduate Student Loan Debt

    November 2009

    This article examines graduate student loan debt by gender, race/ethnicity, and field, using data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a sample survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics.


    Data Sources: Graduate Education at For-Profit Institutions

    August/September 2009

    This article explores the growth in the number of for-profit institutions in the United States, as well as the trends in graduate enrollment and degrees at these institutions.


    Data Sources: Graduate Degree Attainment of the U.S. Population

    July 2009

    This article examines graduate degree attainment rates of individuals in the United States, using data from the Current Population Survey.


    Data Sources: How Graduate Students Finance their Education

    June 2009

    With the cost of graduate education rising and university budgets tightening, this article seeks to understand how graduate students finance their education.


    Data Sources: Results from the 2009 CGS Pressing Issues Survey

    May 2009

    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 2009 CGS Pressing Issues Survey.


    Data Sources: GRE and GMAT Test-Taking Trends

    April 2009

    In this article, CGS focuses on recent trends in GRE and GMAT test-taking volumes and on the demographics of GRE and GMAT test-takers.


    Data Sources: Recent Trends in Employment and Unemployment among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers

    January/February 2009

    This article looks at recent trends in employment and unemployment among doctoral scientists and engineers.


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