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    2014 Reports

    2014 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey, Phase III: Final Offers of Admission and Enrollment

    November 2014

    First-time enrollment of international students at U.S. graduate institutions has grown for the fifth consecutive year. Between 2013 and 2014, first-time enrollment of international graduate students increased by 8%, while total graduate enrollment also increased by 8%.


    CGS/GRE Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 2003 to 2013

    September 2014

    The CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees has reported a 1.0% increase in first-time enrollment between fall 2012 and fall 2013. More than 459,000 students enrolled for the first time in graduate certificate, education specialist, master’s, or doctoral programs for the fall 2013 term.


    2014 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey, Phase II: Final Applications and Initial Offers of Admission

    August 2014

    According to the Phase II report of the 2014 CGS International Graduate Admission Survey, initial offers of admission from U.S. graduate schools to prospective international students increased 9% from 2013 to 2014. The new data marks the fourth consecutive year of 9% growth in offers of admission to prospective international graduate students.


    2014 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey, Phase I: Applications

    April 2014

    The preliminary number of applications from prospective international students to U.S. graduate schools increased 7% in 2014, up from the 2% increase seen in 2013. This year’s encouraging increase is more consistent with the growth trend in international graduate applications seen between 2006 and 2012, after a post-9/11 decrease.


    Enrollment and Degrees in Professional Science Master's Programs: 2013

    January 2014

    PSM programs stand out as a bright spot for U.S. institutions in terms of domestic enrollment trends. From 2010 to 2013, first-time enrollment of domestic students rose 19% in PSM programs. For U.S. graduate education as a whole, first-time enrollment of domestic students rose only 1.9% in the five year period between 2007 and 2012, according to the latest CGS/GRE Graduate Enrollment and Degrees report. In contrast, first-time enrollment of international graduate students rose markedly from 2010 to 2013 in both PSM programs and in U.S. graduate programs overall.



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