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    Corporate and Nonprofit Relationships

    The Council of Graduate Schools has long held relationships with some of the most respected companies and organizations that serve graduate education. Sustaining Members receive exclusive benefits.


    Corporate and Nonprofit members at all levels of the CGS Sustaining Membership Network receive:

    • Exclusive opportunities for visibility among our graduate deans, major decision-makers on campus;
    • Complimentary and timely access to insider knowledge about the concerns and advances in graduate education;
    • Discounts on CGS meetings registration, exhibitor fees, workshops, print publications, and consulting; and more.


    Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership in the CGS Sustaining Membership Network.


    Who are CGS Graduate Deans?

    The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) is an organization of approximately 500 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada engaged in graduate education, research, and the preparation of candidates for advanced degrees. The organization’s mission is to improve and advance graduate education, which it accomplishes through advocacy in the federal policy arena, research, and the development and dissemination of best practices.  Its 25 international members provide CGS with a global perspective on graduate education.


    Graduate deans are

    • Primary decision-makers on issues related to graduate education
      • e.g., admissions and recruitment, student credentialing, benchmarking, dissertations and theses, and more.
    • Major influencers in many higher education areas
      • e.g., online education infrastructure, financial services, health insurance, and software purchasing. 


    CGS deans want access to the latest information about new products and services that will help them better serve their students. They want quality relationships with companies and organizations they trust. Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership in the CGS Sustaining Membership Network.


    To inquire about CGS membership, please email Julia Kent.


    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.