• September 2, 2015

Stipends for Graduate Assistants, 2008-9

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.

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Notes on these data

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.

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