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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:  2,136 (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
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.cgu.edu/pages/5082.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
Doctoral Universities: Higher 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty99102
Instructional9697
Research and public service35
Total graduate assistants-193
Instructional-56
Research-137
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$32,274
Fees$600
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2014-2015, 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 2014-2015, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all graduate)2,136
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 35%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 12%
Non-resident alien: 21%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies--2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other64-
Women's Studies8-1
Category total1443
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology44-
Computational Biology-0-
Category total44-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General102049
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other200-
Human Resources Management and Services, Other7--
Category total129049
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Science/Studies1870
Category total1870
Education
Community College Education--0d
Education, General11371
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other1--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels58-0
Category total70371d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing0--
English Language and Literature, General144-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other2--
Category total164-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health, General231-
Category total231-
History
History, General42-
Category total42-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-0-
Computational Mathematics-5-
Mathematics, General255-
Category total2510-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3--
Category total3--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Islamic Studies2--
Philosophy70-
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1--
Religion/Religious Studies814-
Category total1814-
Psychology
Psychology, General6214-
Psychology, Other--4d
Category total62144d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General2--
Category total2--
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies4--
Economics, General1510-
International Economics0--
International Relations and Affairs3--
Political Science and Government, General621-
Category total2831-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine and Studio Arts Management11--
Fine/Studio Arts, General20--
Music, General-3-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology01-
Category total314-
Grand total44713257
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 20
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: $22,092
  • 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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible01
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary121
Motor vehicle theft101
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible01
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201220112010
Default rate3.9%2.1%3.9%
Number in default19915
Number in repayment487422383
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)