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Factors to Consider Before Pursuing an Advanced Degree

April 24, 2019 | 10:25 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, April 23, 2019Observer-Reporter

Advanced degrees have long been associated with better career prospects and higher earnings. Women seem to be especially aware of that, as the Council of Graduate Schools/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees noted that, in the fall of 2017, the majority of first-time graduate students at all levels were women. Among master’s degree candidates that fall, 59 percent were female while 53.5 percent of doctoral candidates were women.

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As Graduate School Costs Skyrocket, the Student-Debt Problem is Getting Worse

April 24, 2019 | 10:22 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, April 23, 2019Pacific Standard

The number of all-important graduate school applications from abroad is down for the second year in a row, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, after increasing every year since 2003.

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Universities Increasingly Turn to Graduate Programs to Balance Their Books

April 24, 2019 | 10:19 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, April 23, 2019The Hechinger Report

The number of all-important graduate school applications from abroad is down for the second year in a row, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, after increasing every year since 2003. 

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Will the Enrollment Scandal at U.S. College Impact International Student Applications?

April 9, 2019 | 9:44 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateSunday, April 7, 2019Forbes

According to a Council of Graduate Schools survey of more than 240 institutions, international graduate student applications fell by four percent between the fall of 2017 and the fall of 2018.  While the total number of international students in the U.S.

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Convening Explores Strategies to Improve Grad Student Diversity

April 4, 2019 | 10:11 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateTuesday, March 26, 2019Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Improving diversity, equity and inclusion in graduate education should involve intentional efforts to enhance student experience by cultivating a nurturing campus climate through broadening access, mitigating bias and providing strong support services.

 

Those were persistent themes Tuesday at “Strategies for Increasing Graduate Program Diversity,” a day of speakers, sessions and panels at American University presented by Educational Testing Service in collaboration with the Council of Graduate Schools.

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Financial Literacy is New Website's Goal

March 26, 2019 | 10:40 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateMonday, March 25, 2019Think Advisor

According to TIAA, the free website program, developed with technology firm EVERFI Inc., utilizes research findings from a study of 13,000 graduate students over a three-year collaboration between TIAA, the Council of Graduate Schools and more than 30 universities.

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TIAA Launches National Higher Education Initiative

March 21, 2019 | 3:15 pm
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The program leverages key findings from research conducted with 13,000 graduate students as part of a three-year collaboration among Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), TIAA and more than 30 leading universities.

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What to Know About U.S. Computer Science Degrees

March 20, 2019 | 3:07 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, March 19, 2019U.S. News and World Report

At U.S. universities, the number of international graduate applications grew by 6 percent in mathematics and computer sciences between fall 2017 and fall 2018, according to the Council of Graduate Schools.

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This White House Student Loan Proposal Could Limit How Much You Can Borrow

March 20, 2019 | 3:05 pm
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But some education advocates worry that new limits would disproportionately affect low-income students — particularly those who pursue a master's degree. Susan Ortega, head of the Council of Graduate Schools, told Inside Higher Ed that a postgraduate degree should not be looked at as a luxury.

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White House Looks to Curb Student Lending

March 20, 2019 | 10:33 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, March 19, 2019Inside Higher Ed

Susan Ortega, president of the Council of Graduate Schools, argued that capping graduate lending would disenfranchise low-income and minority students who need loans to pursue further postsecondary education beyond a bachelor's degree.

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Charles Ambler Named 2019-2020 CGS Dean-in-Residence

March 15, 2019 | 2:45 pm
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact: Katherine Hazelrigg, CGS: (202) 461-3888 / khazelrigg@cgs.nche.edu

 

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.

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Moody's: Slow Enrollment Gains Raise Colleges' Financial Risk

March 8, 2019 | 3:10 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateThursday, March 7, 2019Education Dive

Recently, however, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reported that enrollment growth of new graduate students stayed flat and that application levels had dipped between the fall of 2016 and 2017. In a news release, CGS President Suzanne Ortega attributed the slowdown to "typical cycles in the economy."

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AAHE Conference Highlights Latinx Scholarship

March 5, 2019 | 10:31 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateSunday, March 3, 2019Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Dr. JoAnn Canales, chair of the AAHHE board and Dean-in-Residence at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) said that this year’s conference was focused on building a robust pipeline.

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Increasing Diversity is a Challenge at Harvard Graduate Schools

March 4, 2019 | 1:55 pm
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“We still have a very long way to go,” said Suzanne Ortega, president of the Council of Graduate Schools, a trade group that represents graduate deans.

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America is Shutting Its Doors to Some of the World's Best Young Minds

March 4, 2019 | 1:52 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateMonday, March 4, 2019CNN

In early February, the Council of Graduate Schools released a study showing a 4% decrease in international graduate applications over the past year, following a 3% decrease the year before.

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Tough Student and Work Visa Policies Are Pushing Legal Immigrants to Canada

February 26, 2019 | 2:27 pm
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The overall decline is primarily driven by a 6 percent decrease in applications and 2 percent decrease in first-time enrollment in master's and certificate programs, according to a report conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools, which surveyed 240 institutions in 2017 and 2018.

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Specialty Master's Programs Attract Graduate Students

February 26, 2019 | 11:09 am
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International student master’s applications have fallen as well, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, with a 12 percent decline from the prior year in India, and a 13 percent decline from European countries. While some attribute the international decline to unwelcoming visa and immigration policies, the U.S. decline is usually attributed to the economy.

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International Graduate Student Applications and Enrolment in the US Fall Again

February 12, 2019 | 10:25 am
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The report, which saw 240 institutions participating in the survey, found that the number of international graduate applications from prospective students fell by four percent between Fall 2017 and Fall 2018. By comparison, the number of graduate applications declined by three percent in the same period the year before.

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Postgrad Students Turning Their Back on North America?

February 12, 2019 | 10:23 am
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Applications and first-time enrolments of foreign students to postgraduate courses in US universities have fallen for the second consecutive year, a ‘troubling’ shift, according to the Council of Graduate Schools.

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US: Int'l Graduate Applications and Enrolments Decline Again

February 11, 2019 | 11:45 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateFriday, February 8, 2019The Pie News

Data reflecting the number of international students seeking master’s and doctoral degrees from US colleges and universities has continued along a “troubling” trajectory for the second year running, with a new Council of Graduate Schools report showing a 1% decline in international graduate enrolments from fall 2017-18 and a 4% drop in applications.

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