- A report set for release Friday by the Council of Graduate Schools shows a 4% increase in applications to U.S. graduate-school programs from the fall of 2010 to the fall of 2011, as well as a 2% drop in enrollment during the same time period.
- The report is based on an annual survey that 655 institutions responded to and shows that total grad school enrollments increased by 3% from 2001 to 2011 despite some small declines in the past year.
- Debra W. Stewart, the council's president, said interest in graduate degrees continues to grow despite the 2010-2011 enrollment declines.
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Applications to graduate-school programs in the United States increased by 4 percent from the fall of 2010 to the fall of 2011, but first-time enrollments fell by almost 2 percent during that time, according to a report being released on Friday by the Council of Graduate Schools. The report, which is based on an annual survey in which 655 institutions responded, shows that total graduate-school enrollments remained ahead of where they were a decade ago, increasing by 3 percent from 2001 to 2011, the latest year available. ...