CGS Sustaining Membership Network

    The Sustaining Membership Network connects CGS member universities and industry leaders to advance graduate education through meaningful partnerships. Click on the company logos to learn more. Learn more about the benefits of Sustaining Membership.





    Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS advances quality and equity in education by creating assessments based on rigorous research.  We develop, administer and score more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.  The GRE tests and services help institutions advise prospective students, create smart recruitment strategies, and evaluate and compare applications.

    ETS Resources

    Contact: Ken Balazs 

    CGS Annual Meeting session recording: 
    Can a Holistic Approach Improve Student and Program Success


    ProQuest curates six centuries of content – the world’s largest collection of journals, ebooks, primary sources, dissertations, news, and video – and builds powerful workflow solutions to help libraries acquire and grow collections that inspire extraordinary outcomes. 

    ProQuest Resources
    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Overview of Services

    Contact: Gilia Smith

    CGS Summer Workshop session recording: 
    Supporting Graduate Student Research on Indigenous Knowledges


    Academic Analytics is a full-service source for data to explore faculty research activity, facilitate faculty development, analyze research trends among peer universities, and better follow the careers of graduate and postdoctoral alumni. Our tools are the gold standard among provosts, research officers, and graduate deans for obtaining critical insight about their university through accurate, up-to-date context from the national landscape.

    Academic Analytics Resources
    Learn More About Academic Analytics

    Contact: Brenda Cooper

    Cambridge Assessment English is a department of the University of Cambridge and we develop a wide range of English language exams and tests for learners of all abilities and ages. Globally accepted by thousands of leading colleges and universities, our secure exams are a mark of excellence and give students the skills they need to succeed.       
    Cambridge Assessment English Resources
    First Choice for Universities Worldwide

    Contact: Pete Novak

    CGS Annual Meeting session recording: 
    What Should You Consider When Selecting an English Language Assessment Exam


    Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with universities, districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower educators with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at

    Discovery Education Resources
    Learn More about the Discovery Education Higher Education Network

    Contact: Susanne Thompson

    CGS Webinar recording:  
    Best Practices & Success Stories in Graduate Level Online Learning


    Duolingo is the most popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app in the world, with more than 300 million users. The company’s mission is to make education free, fun, and accessible to all. In addition to its core platform, the company created the Duolingo English Test, an affordable and convenient language certification option that is accepted by thousands of institutions. 

    Duolingo Resources
    Duolingo English Test - Score Interpretation

    Contact: Ryan Munson 

    CGS Webinar recording: 
    English Language Assessment for Prospective International Graduate Students


    EAB partners with education leaders, practitioners, and staff to drive results across three key areas: enrollment management, student success, and institutional operations and strategy.

    EAB Resources
    3 Key Strategies to Recruit Graduate, Online, and Adult Students

    Contact: Jocelyn Powers

    CGS Annual Meeting session recording: 
    Recruiting Adult Learners During the Pandemic: Research Insights for Graduate Leaders



    Digital Commons™ is Elsevier’s suite of best-in-class turnkey solutions for institutions to openly publish, manage and promote the full spectrum of their work. Over 600 institutions — and growing — use Digital Commons to preserve and promote their intellectual output and expertise.

    Elsevier Resources
    Case Study: Serving Your Institution’s Strategic Goals with Your Repository

    Contact: Manisha Wolak


    At Liaison, we help higher education institutions identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students with improved outreach, application, and enrollment processes. 

    Liaison Resources
    Download the newest edition of The Admissionist magazine

    Contact: Judy Chappelear

    CGS Annual Meeting session recording:
    Boosting Enrollment in a Competitive Market:
    How to Reach More Students without Breaking Your Budget



    Nature is proud to advance discovery by publishing and championing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge and making ideas and information accessible around the world through our trusted brands including Nature Research, Springer, BioMed Central, and Scientific American. We offer a variety of solutions for institutions to benefit from our expertise and to engage with a global audience of scientists, consumers, and opinion-leaders.

    Nature Research Resources
    Online collection of articles on mental health and well-being

    Contact: Nicole Wagener

    CGS Annual Meeting session recording: 
    State of Open Data 2020 The Impact of Covid 19


    Prodigy Finance has helped enroll over 21,000 international graduate students across 750+ schools. Our loans are a practical option for students to independently pay for their education without requiring co-signers, collateral, or credit history. Lack of funding access continues to be a barrier for talented students from emerging markets. Connect with us to discuss how we support these populations. 

    Prodigy Finance Resources
    Working with Prodigy - We collaborate with school administrators to share Prodigy Finance loans as an option for students with unmet funding needs. Working with Prodigy is free and requires no formal endorsement.  

    Contact: Molly Dineen
    Wiley Education Services, a division of Wiley, is a leading global provider of technology-enabled education solutions that meet the evolving needs of universities, corporations, and, ultimately, learners. We partner with more than 60 institutions across the U.S., Europe, and Australia, and support over 800 degree programs.      

    Wiley Resources     

    The Power of Flexible Partnership: Case Studies of a Diverse Group of Institutions

    Contact: Kathy MacGeorge 

    CGS Annual Meeting session recording: 
    Supporting Graduate Students in Times of Uncertainty


    Beyond the Professoriate is a mission-driven organization that provides professional development to doctoral students, postdocs, and recent PhDs. We support graduate schools in their mission of preparing graduate students for careers after their degrees or postdocs.

    Beyond Prof Resources For Graduate Schools

    Contact: Maren Wood
    DoctoralNet Ltd's mission is to provide top quality academic and professional development services to universities, inexpensively and at scale, through use of technology. 

    Video: A New Model for Remote Research Bootcamps

    Contact: Alana JamesMichael Amaloo 

    Founded in 1999, IELTS USA is the Los Angeles, California-based division of IELTS that manages acquisition of and customer relations with US organizations that accept the test, and is also responsible for increasing brand awareness and visibility among US higher education, government, and non-governmental agencies. IELTS is accepted by approx. 3,500 US institutions. Learn more at 

    IELTS Quality and Fairness brochure

    Contact: Marianne Menius




    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.