CSStipendRankings is a stipend-based ranking of top-paying computer science departments in US.
We may implement support for other countries and you are welcomed to contribute!
For a real academic ranking, please refer to CSRankings.
For reviewing individual PhD advisors, please refer to PI Review.
We use the following labels on the website:
To raise issues/comments: We believe issues and comments should be discussed and resolved publicly on GitHub for transparency.
If you believe any data is inaccurate or have additional comments,
please open an issue or a pull request.
The maintainers will not respond to private messages sent to their personal or university accounts regarding this website.
* We have noticed discrepancies in the data reported for this university or department, and we suspect that it may not be entirely accurate. If you have access to more reliable information, we would appreciate it if you could share it with us.
This ranking is part informational and part satire, designed to democratize information on how PhD students
computer science and related areas are paid for their labor – inadequately, in most cases.
Most of the frontend code of this website is from CSRankings,
and we intentionally used the same template. The code of this website can be found at
and the data presented can be found as a CSV file here.
Contributing: Everyone is welcomed to submit patches or report the stipend via pull requests.
Also, feel free to submit issues on GitHub.
Another option to submit valuable datapoints is through this Google Form.
We encourage submitting datapoints through issues due to its ability to facilitate public discussion. Additionally,
it provides the advantage of creating a hyperlink on the checkmark that directs to the corresponding issue. In most cases, we will respond
to a submitted issue within a few days; however, submissions via Google Form will only be synchronized to the website once or twice a month.
Frequent-Asked Questions: Please see FAQs here.
CSStipendRankings is designed to highlight stipend situations across various institutions, based on user-submitted information.
We try our best to verify their accuracy, but we cannot guarantee they are correct or up-to-date. Ultimately, while we hope you find this information useful, this should not be used as the primary basis for grad school decisions.
We advocate users to do their own research before making life decisions.
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The frontend (i.e., CSS and HTML) of this website is based on code licensed from CSRankings, a work at https://github.com/emeryberger/CSrankings.
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