State Snapshots: Graduate Education, Research, & the Workforce
    Updated and redesigned advocacy resource on the scope and impact of graduate education.
    2019 CGS Advocacy Day
    Member graduate deans and students advocate with federal legislators on behalf of graduate education
    CGS Federal Policy Agenda 2019-2020
    CGS's Policy Priorities in the 116th Congress
    CGS Statement on the Administration’s FY 2020 Budget Proposal
    The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) is concerned that the Administration is withdrawing essential support for critical discretionary programs.


    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.