Public Policy Resources

    General Advocacy Tools
    Materials and tools to use in advocacy relevant to graduate education.


    Federal Policy Issues
    CGS principles on public policy legislative issues relevant to graduate education and research.


    State Snapshots: Select Data on Graduate Education
    State-specific data on the scope and impact of graduate education.


    Making the Case For...
    CGS-developed materials derived from national datasets, which can be used to create similar materials from campus data.


    Slides on Graduate Education Statistics (login required)

    Slides containing information on graduate education.


    External Advocacy Resources on Current Policy Issues


    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 advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS members receive regular updates of legislative and regulatory proposals impacting graduate education and are provided resources to use in advocacy efforts on their campuses and with policymakers and other constituents. 
    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.