Indicator 5.2.1Average net stipend offered to graduate academic doctoral students admitted to UC compared to their first-choice non-UC schools, By residency and broad discipline, Universitywide, 2004, 2007 and 2010
Except for California residents, UC is not able to offer competitive stipends to its doctoral students.
Doctoral students are crucial to a university's research competitiveness. To attract the best, universities offer stipends to help offset tuition and living expenses.
Net stipend is the amount of competitive (non-need-based) aid that students have for living expenses after tuition and fees are paid. It is calculated by subtracting total tuition and fees from a student's support package (which includes gift aid, and teaching or research assistantships). The "stipend gap" varies by discipline.
* 2004 and 2007 dollars adjusted to 2010 dollars based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. ** 2004 and 2007 dollars adjusted to 2010 dollars based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. Figures for 2010 are not directly comparable to those from prior years because they are based on a somewhat different definition of broad discipline that relies on federal Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes.