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IPEDS ID: 112251
OPE ID: 00116900
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Claremont Graduate University
150 E Tenth St, Claremont, California 91711-6160
General information:  (909) 621-8000
Website:  www.cgu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,204 (0 undergraduate)
Admissionswww.cgu.edu/pages/925.asp
Apply Onlineapp.applyyourself.com/?id=cgu
Financial Aidwww.cgu.edu/pages/1161.asp
Net Price Calculatorwww.cgu.edu/custom/finaid/pages/5263.asp
Mission Statement
  Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is America ’s only graduate-only, research-extensive university. Our nine graduate schools provide Ph.D.s and masters degrees to about 2200 students in 23 subjects. The CGU community is characterized by unusual diversity, collegiality, and environmental beauty. CGU is one of the seven Claremont Colleges, a consortium built on the Oxford model that The Fiske Guide has called “the most extraordinary assemblage of educational excellence in the nation.” Over two hundred professors from the other Claremont Colleges and from the Claremont School of Theology collaborate in our teaching and research. Our location in Southern California, the most ethnically diverse region in the United States , and alongside one of the fastest-growing areas, the Inland Empire, is a living laboratory for the study of important social trends, problems, and possibilities.

Like other graduate institutions, Claremont Graduate University educates scholars, experts, and leaders and creates new knowledge through research. But CGU is nimble and free from many of the constraints faced by huge research universities. CGU can take distinctive approaches that produce an outsized impact on the world.

Our tradition says, “Follow the problem.” This means that our research and teaching transcend academic boundaries. Our University disregards artificial divides between theory and application. We believe that academic rigor and addressing big questions can go together.

CGU’s first president, James Blaisdell, once said, “The center of a college is in great conversation, and out of the talk of college life springs everything else.” Our tradition values talking and listening across the disciplines, and taking on the big issues of our times. In our seminar rooms and through our research, our University catalyzes great conversations that matter.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty101115
Instructional96108
Research and public service57
Total graduate assistants-251
Instructional-46
Research-205
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$30,420
Fees$550
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2012-2013, therefore financial aid information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2012-2013, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all graduate)2,204
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 9%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 42%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 17%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies--2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other61-
Women's Studies3-2
Category total914
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology01-
Computational Biology-1-
Category total02-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General863105
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other32--
Human Resources Management and Services, Other12--
Category total1303105
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Science/Studies1410
Category total1410
Education
Education, General13333
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels38-1
Category total51334
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing3--
English Language and Literature, General64-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other1--
Category total104-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health, General210-
Category total210-
History
History, General64-
Category total64-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-2-
Computational Mathematics-10-
Mathematics, General173-
Category total1715-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6--
Museology/Museum Studies--34
Category total6-34
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Islamic Studies1--
Philosophy51-
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1--
Religion/Religious Studies618-
Category total1319-
Psychology
Psychology, General4512-
Psychology, Other--7
Category total45127
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General0--
Category total0--
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies4--
Economics, General911-
International Economics3--
International Relations and Affairs4--
Political Science and Government, General1412-
Category total3423-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine and Studio Arts Management32--
Fine/Studio Arts, General26--
Music, General-4-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology40-
Category total624-
Grand total418121154
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission1/1/1949 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary411
Motor vehicle theft101
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary110
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate2.1%3.9%6.1%
Number in default91521
Number in repayment422383340
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education