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    Graduate Enrollment and Degrees

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


    The latest report, Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 2010 to 2020, 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: 2010 to 2020

    Appendix A: Definitions

               Appendix B: Data Tables, Fall 2020 Data

               Appendix C: Data Tables, Trends between 2010 and 2020

               Appendix D: Taxonomy of Fields of Study


    Downloadable Figures and Data Tables

    Graduate Enrollment and Degrees Report by Fine Field: 2010 to 2020 (Members Only)

    Press Release for the 2020 Report

    CGS Webinar: Findings from the 2020 CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees (Oct. 19) - Recording and presentation slides


    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 Enyu Zhou.


    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.