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On Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Washington, D.C., the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Commission on Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers released the report, Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers.

This report follows up on the landmark report The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States, which warned that the historic preeminence of U.S. graduate education is being challenged due to demographic shifts in the U.S. population, growing international competition and attrition at all levels of education, as well as federal and state budget constraints.

Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers builds on those findings by providing greater insight into current pathways and identifying opportunities to forge new pathways that benefit students, universities, employers and the U.S. economy.

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U.S. Must Close Gap Between Graduate Schools, Employers to Stay Competitive, Spur Innovation

Washington, D.C. (April 19, 2012) — By 2020, 2.6 million new or replacement jobs will require an advanced degree. Yet a new report warns that the nation will not be able to tap graduate students with high-level knowledge and skills until university, business, nonprofit and government sectors team more closely — and innovatively — than they do now. Read more >

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