In a Chronicle survey, 111 institutions responded to questions about the
stipends and benefits they provide to teaching and research assistants. The
institutions are designated as doctoral/research universities by the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The survey was designed
to provide a snapshot of what those universities offer.
This database shows the stipends and benefits provided to graduate
assistants at more than 100 colleges and universities. All data were reported by the universities
and are for the 2008-9 academic year unless otherwise noted.
The institutions were asked to report the average stipends for six
disciplines: biology, economics, English, history, mechanical engineering,
and sociology. Some of the institutions do not have graduate programs in
each of those fields or did not provide data; in such instances, those
fields have been omitted from the database. When institutions reported
monthly/semester stipend amounts, they were multiplied by the appropriate
number to create a response that was comparable to that of other
respondents. The number of students listed, in most instances, includes
those seeking Ph.D.'s and master's degrees.
An asterisk indicates that an institution did not respond.