On April 30, CGS joined 61 additional higher education associations on a letter sent to the Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor in response to the President’s recent Presidential Proclamation temporarily suspending immigration. Although the proclamation does not currently impact international students, the Secretaries have been instructed to examine the suspension of nonimmigration
    visas over the next 30 days. The community letter expresses the value international students bring to the United States, and highlights how international students directly contribute to economic growth and play a vital role in shaping higher education, research, and surrounding communities. The higher education community underscores the importance of the federal agencies’ roles in administering policies that advance international students’ education in the United States.


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.