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Indicia of Innovation — Arkansas

R&D Expenditures in the State

A detailed look at the colleges, universities and research organizations, their expenditures, the sources of funding, and the domains where they are spending money in the State.

Institutions

A look at the institutions and businesses forming the State's scientific presence.

Expenditures at Arkansas Higher Education R&D Institutions

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
The breakdown of R&D expenditures in the state and the source of the funding.
US Rank Institution All R&D Expenditures Federal Government State & Local government Institution Funds Business Nonprofit Organizations All Other Sources
  All institutions $65,774,524 $40,130,460 $3,704,365 $13,673,539 $3,281,809 $4,033,233 $951,118
131 University Arkansas for Medical Sciences 129,056 69,883 2,535 42,500 1,611 0 12,527
134 University Arkansas, Fayetteville 123,199 34,189 49,894 27,054 9,300 1,739 1,023
301 Arkansas State University, Jonesboro 14,250 9,645 3,281 1,105 192 27 0
320 University Arkansas, Little Rock 10,500 8,104 633 1,483 195 22 63
340 University Arkansas, Pine Bluff 9,082 4,540 2,077 2,298 0 167 0
451 University Central Arkansas 3,277 1,989 499 728 3 18 40
  Totals —  Arkansas 289,364 128,350 58,919 75,168 11,301 1,973 13,653

Funded by State & Local Government

The Details on the institutions receiving the State and Local Government R&D funding.

Higher education R&D expenditures funded by state and local governments, ranked by all R&D expenditures, by R&D field: FY 2012. Reported in 000s, (Dollars in thousands). Data from survey cycle FY 2012, as of 30 October 2013.


Rank Institution All R&D
expenditures
Environmental
Sciences
Life
Sciences
Math &
Computer
Sciences
Physical
Sciences
Psychology Social
Sciences
Sciences,
nec
Engineering All non-S&E
fields
All US Institutions 3,704,365 167,243 2,133,890 73,818 84,821 33,600 164,970 99,140 682,971 263,912
19 University Arkansas, Fayetteville 49,894 156 43,579 46 467 3 2,733 0 2,374 536
152 Arkansas State University, Jonesboro 3,281 0 2,780 117 0 0 0 0 329 55
175 University Arkansas for Medical Sciences 2,535 0 2,535 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
190 University Arkansas, Pine Bluff 2,077 0 1,974 103 0 0 0 0 0 0
302 University Arkansas, Little Rock 633 0 189 147 95 0 149 0 52 1
325 University Central Arkansas 499 1 13 20 1 0 0 0 0 464
  Total 58,919 157 51,070 433 563 3 2,882 0 2,755 1,056

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