OIRE typically works with frozen data (as of the census date each semester), which enables analyses of historical trends. The timeline for when the frozen data are available each year can be found here. Only some live data are available (consult with OIRE via institutionalresearch@gc.cuny.edu for more information about live data).

Internal Institutional Data:

(data available: demographics; undergraduate and graduate feeder schools; international students; admissions decisions; admission and yield rates)


(data available: demographics; program; degree level; full/part-time status; credits; course enrollment)

Progress and Graduation

(data available: time to Level 1 and Level 2 exam; time to degree; graduation rates; attrition rates)

Alumni Employment

(data available: employment industry; location; and salary)

External Data:

Visit our External Data and Reports webpage to access national benchmark data from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), or the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) on enrollment, diversity, time to degree, employment, etc.

Survey Data:

Please refer to the Survey Research webpage for internal and external survey descriptions and results.

Reports and Newsletters:

Visit the Newsletters, Reports, and Forums webpage for research reports and newsletters that highlight our findings from the data.

CUNY Central Institutional Research Data Book

Find GC and CUNY-wide data on admissions, enrollment, accountability, degree status, and STEM on the CUNY Central Institutional Research webpage (some data are only for undergraduate programs).

Visit our data dashboard page for the following dashboards:

Admission and Yield Rates: Historical trends on applicants and admissions by degree level, cluster, program, gender, and race/ethnicity.

Trends in Enrollment: Historical trends on new and total enrollment by degree level, cluster, program, gender, and race/ethnicity.

7-Year and 10-Year Graduation Rates of Doctoral Programs: Historical trends on graduation rates by cluster, program, gender, and race/ethnicity.

Degrees Awarded and Median Time to Degree (Doctoral and Master's Degrees): Historical trends on degrees awarded and TTD, by cluster, program, gender, and race/ethnicity.

Career Outcomes of Doctoral Alumni: Alumni job sector, location, and faculty rank based on GC Exit Survey, Alumni Survey, and internet searches.

Salary: 1, 5, and 10 Years Post Graduation and Employment by Industry and State: Alumni employment industry, location, and salary, based on the Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) at the U.S. Census Bureau).

Where GC Students Teach at CUNY Number of classes taught and class enrollment at CUNY by year, CUNY college, instructor’s cluster, and class type.

Management Dashboards and Reports for EOs, APOs, & Other Administrators: Management dashboards with restricted access on student progress, diversity, feeder schools and more.

You can filter on cluster and program for program-specific information. You can also download the view as a PDF report by clicking the “Download” button on the bottom right.  

How to download a dashboard

For security reasons, we do not provide direct downloads of the data used for our dashboards. If you are GC faculty or staff and would like to request data, email OIRE at institutionalresearch@gc.cuny.edu

The dashboards are based on frozen data as of the census date of each semester, and are updated every Fall Semester (Dashboard Update Timeline).

Data definitions and methodology can be found on each dashboard by hovering over the symbol below.

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Data Dictionary:
Academic Year

An academic year starts from the fall semester and includes the subsequent spring and summer semesters, for example, 2009-2010 academic year is Fall 2009-Summer 2010.

Admission Rate

The percentage of total applicants that are admitted.


Doctoral students’ full-time status: 7 credits or more.

Master’s students’ full-time status: 9 credits or more after 2018, 12 credits or more before.

Graduation Rate

Doctoral graduation rates are calculated as the percentage of doctoral students of the entering cohort who earns the doctoral degree from their program of entry any time prior to the start of the subsequent fall term.

Doctoral students who switch doctoral programs without earning a doctoral degree are counted as not graduated in the original program and as the entering cohort for the new program.

International Students/Non-Resident Aliens

Students and applicants who are neither US citizens nor permanent residents of the US.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

A student taking graduate course(s) without a declared major.


US citizens and permanent residents who are Asian, White or a mix of either.


The definition follows the IPEDS race/ethnicity definition. For more details on the IPEDS race/ethnicity definition visit https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/report-your-data/race-ethnicity-definitions

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Retention Rate

Percent of an incoming cohort who are still enrolled and haven’t graduated after the years specified (e.g. 1-year retention rate, 2-year retention rate).

Time-to-Degree (TTD)

The total time in graduate programs as measured from the first day of the entering semester to the last day of the completion semester (including the time taken on Leave of Absence).

Underrepresented Minority (URM)

US citizens and permanent residents who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or a mix among them.

Yield Rate

The percentage of admitted students that enrolled.

For GC programs and offices: Reach out to OIRE at institutionalresearch@gc.cuny.edu for additional data that can’t be found on the dashboards and webpages.

For your individual research projects: It is OIRE's data sharing policy that GC students, staff, or faculty requesting data for individual research projects must submit to OIRE, along with their data request, a written letter of support from their program EO (if it is program-level data), or the Provost’s Office (if it is cross-program data). Data requests for individual research or projects, with EO support, will be considered by OIRE. Careful attention is given to the confidentiality of all data in each request.