Graduate Enrollment and Degrees

    CGS' Graduate Enrollment and Degrees report, published annually since 1986, presents the findings of the CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees, a joint project of the Council of Graduate Schools and the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board.


    The latest report, Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 2006 to 2016, includes more than 100 figures and data tables, as well as interpretative text, on applications for admission to graduate school, first-time and total graduate student enrollment, and graduate degrees and certificates conferred. Current year and trend data are presented by broad field, gender, race/ethnicity, citizenship, attendance status, institutional characteristics, and more.


    Access the report


    The current survey report is available to the public online:


    Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 2006 to 2016

    Graduate Enrollment and Degrees Report by Fine Field: 2006 to 2016 (Requires member login)

    Press Release for the 2016 Report



    Historical reports


    Reports dating back to 2006 are available free online to administrators, faculty, and staff members of CGS member institutions. Visit the CGS Member Library to view, print or download PDFs of past reports of the Graduate Enrollment and Degrees survey.




    For more information about the CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees, please contact Hironao Okahana.


    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.
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    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. 
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