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NPSAS: Executive Summary Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education, 1999-2000
Profile of Graduate and First-Professional Students
Profile of Graduate and First-Professional Students: Master's Degree Students
Profile of Graduate and First-Professional Students: Doctoral Degree Students
Profile of Graduate and First-Professional Students: First-Professional Students
Paying for Graduate and First-Professional Education
Responsibilities of Teaching Assistants
Research Methodology
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)

In 1999–2000, approximately 2.7 million students were enrolled in graduate and first-professional programs in colleges and universities in the United States. Using data from the 1999–2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000), this report profiles students in various degree programs and examines how they paid for their education, with particular attention to their use of teaching and research assistantships. In addition, the report contains a compendium of tables providing detailed data on four topics: student and enrollment characteristics, types of financial aid, and employment. For each topic, highlights of major findings are also included.

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