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    Admissions and Recruitment

    CGS Best Practices programs in graduate admissions and enrollment management.


    Innovation in Graduate Admissions through Holistic Review

    In collaboration with Hobsons, CGS conducted a pilot study of best practices in non-cognitive assessments that promote good fit between students and programs.


    Master’s Admission Attribute Study

    The purpose of the study is to identify desired attributes of master’s degree candidates and to assess the effectiveness of the current evidence used to evaluate those attributes.



    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.