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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
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:  2,160 (0 undergraduate)
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty10297
Research and public service56
Total graduate assistants-168
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2013-2014, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2013-2014, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all graduate)2,160
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 9%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Non-resident alien: 19%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
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) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies--3
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other63-
Women's Studies8-2
Category total1435
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology02-
Computational Biology-1-
Category total03-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General84250
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other301-
Human Resources Management and Services, Other9--
Category total123350
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Science/Studies1710
Category total1710
Community College Education--12
Education, General3350
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels41-1
Category total443513
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing0--
English Language and Literature, General87-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other1--
Category total97-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health, General200-
Category total200-
History, General76-
Category total76-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-2-
Computational Mathematics-8-
Mathematics, General302-
Category total3012-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2--
Museology/Museum Studies--0
Category total2-0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Islamic Studies0--
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other4--
Religion/Religious Studies1113-
Category total2213-
Psychology, General5615-
Psychology, Other--6
Category total56156
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General1--
Category total1--
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies6--
Economics, General1511-
International Economics0--
International Relations and Affairs9--
Political Science and Government, General712-
Category total3723-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine and Studio Arts Management17--
Fine/Studio Arts, General22--
Music, General-3-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology41-
Category total434-
Grand total42512574
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 31
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $13,472
  • CGU provides graduate level degrees to military service members, veterans, or eligible dependents receiving any tuition assistance program or post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
  • 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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate3.9%2.1%3.9%
Number in default19915
Number in repayment487422383
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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