2010 Reports

    Data Sources: Small Increase in Domestic First-Time Graduate Enrollment in Fall 2010

    December 2010

    This article examines first-time graduate enrollment of U.S. citizens and permanent residents in fall 2010.


    Data Sources: Changes in the Enrollment Status of Graduate Students

    November 2010

    This article examines changes in full- and part-time enrollment patterns at the national level over time.


    Data Sources: The Effect of Changes to IPEDS Categories on Graduate Education Data

    October 2010

    Several recent changes to the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) will have significant impacts on the data available to the graduate education community in the United States. This article explains how these changes affect the definitions of postbaccalaureate degree categories and race/ethnicity categories.


    Data Sources: A Look at Loans and Cumulative Debt by Institutional Characteristics

    August/September 2010

    This article examines the use of student loans and cumulative loan debt among graduate students by institution type and Carnegie classification using data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a sample survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics.


    Data Sources: Employment Trends among New Doctorate Recipients

    July 2010

    This article uses historical data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) to provide some insight about how new doctorate recipients may have fared in the recession in 2010.


    Data Sources: Results from the 2010 CGS Pressing Issues Survey

    May 2010

    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 from the 2010 CGS Pressing Issues Survey.


    Data Sources: Graduate School Aspirations of American Freshmen

    April 2010

    Using data from The American College Freshman series, this article examines the higher education plans of college freshman.


    Data Sources: Time-to-Degree for Doctorate Recipients

    March 2010

    Using data from the annual Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), this article examines time-to-degree by broad field and demographics, and presents data on the overall improvement in time-to-degree over the past two decades.


    Data Sources: State-Level Graduate Enrollment Degree Trends

    January/February 2010

    Using data from the CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees, this article examines changes over the past decade in graduate enrollment and degrees at the state level, and compares these trends to population growth and state appropriations for higher education.


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