2011 Reports

    Data Sources: Preliminary Data Indicate Slight Drop in Domestic First-Time Graduate Enrollment

    December 2011

    This article examines first-time graduate enrollment of U.S. citizens and permanent residents in fall 2011.


    Data Sources: International Comparisons of Educational Attainment

    November 2011

    This article uses data from Education at a Glance to examine educational attainment across OECD and G‐20 countries.


    Data Sources: Trends in First-Time Graduate Enrollment in Education Programs

    October 2011

    This article examines the decline in first‐time graduate enrollment that occurred in education in fall 2010, exploring variations by field of study, attendance status, race/ethnicity, degree level, and gender.


    Data Sources: Domestic Applications and Offers of Admission Dip for Fall 2011

    August/September 2011

    This article presents an analysis of U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate applications and offers of admission for fall 2011.


    Enrollment and Degrees in Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Programs: 2010

    August 2011

    The 2010 Professional Science Master’s Enrollment and Degrees Survey is an annual survey of enrollment and degrees in Professional Science Master’s (PSM) programs. Previous PSM enrollment and degrees surveys were conducted for academic years 2008 and 2009 by NPSMA, the National Professional Science Master’s Association. The revamped 2010 survey was carried out by CGS with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It collected data regarding applications, first-time enrollment, total enrollment, and degrees awarded.


    Outcomes for PSM Alumni: 2010/11

    August 2011

    The 2011 Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Student Outcomes Survey was conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The survey was designed to capture initial hiring outcomes of PSM graduates and follow them for up to five years after graduation. The design was based upon a review of more than 40 outcomes-related data collection efforts from more than 30 governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. A draft version of the questionnaire was reviewed by numerous individuals affiliated with the PSM initiative, including members of the Board of Directors of the National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA) and members of the Council of Graduate Schools PSM Advisory Board.


    Data Sources: Graduate Students with Disabilities

    July 2011

    This article provides data on the participation of individuals with disabilities in graduate education.


    Data Sources: Trends in Applications and Financial Support Deadlines

    June 2011

    This article presents a brief analysis of the responses to questions in the 2011 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey about application and financial support deadlines for graduate students.


    Data Sources: Results from the 2011 CGS Pressing Issues Survey

    May 2011

    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 2011 CGS Pressing Issues Survey.


    Data Sources: Graduate Enrollment and Degrees—U.S. and Canadian Comparisons

    April 2011

    While differing definitions and methodologies prevent exact comparisons, this article examines data from CGS and the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies to illuminate the similarities and differences in the graduate student populations of the U.S. and Canada.


    Data Sources: Higher Education Continues to Lead to Higher Earning, but Disparities Remain

    March 2011

    Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this article examines earnings by level of educational attainment.


    Data Sources: Graduate Enrollment at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

    January/February 2011

    This article examines graduate enrollment at institutions classified as Hispanic-serving Institutions.


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