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Indicia of Innovation — Colorado

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 Colorado 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
48 University Colorado, Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus 431,977 315,685 15,230 28,290 35,928 30,869 5,975
55 University Colorado, Boulder 392,004 330,089 1,102 33,647 11,514 15,652 0
60 Colorado State University, Ft. Collins 375,919 252,286 47,829 47,965 9,014 13,339 5,486
188 Colorado School of Mines 58,836 33,481 2,472 3,340 16,566 2,977 NA
193 UniversityS. Air Force Academy 56,044 43,431 0 10,439 1,141 123 910
296 University Denver 15,237 11,779 268 1,212 883 971 124
403 University Colorado, Colorado Springs 4,727 3,540 470 323 328 66 0
469 University Northern Colorado 2,896 1,373 63 1,416 21 23 0
601 Colorado College 1,248 389 0 707 7 145 0
  Totals — Colorado 1,338,888 992,053 67,434 127,339 75,402 64,165 12,495

Federally Funded R&D Centers
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, FFRDC Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
One FFRDC is located in Colorado. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Colorado, the federal government department that sponsors the center, and information about their research spending.
Total Federally Financed
FFRDC Sponsor Location All R&D expenditures Basic research Applied research Development All R&D expenditures Basic research Applied research Development
All FFRDCs     17,446,036 6,139,311 5,361,496 5,945,229 17,006,331 5,998,392 5,162,235 5,845,704
National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research NSF Boulder, CO 169,743 83,394 27,781 58,568 151,752 78,303 21,135 52,314
National Renewable Energy Lab. DOE Golden, CO 398,873 16,974 77,567 304,332 379,950 16,974 72,595 290,381
Total     568,616 100,368 105,348 362,900 531,702 95,277 93,730 342,695

Funded by The 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
21 CO State U., Ft. Collins 47,829 6,904 8,944 69 77 365 1,247 120 1,721 28,382
62 U. CO, Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus 15,230 0 14,558 0 0 0 16 0 277 379
178 CO School of Mines 2,472 354 0 0 274 0 0 0 1,560 284
249 U. CO, Boulder 1,102 35 35 0 464 143 111 19 247 48
329 U. CO, Colorado Springs 470 0 0 4 0 466 0 0 0 0
375 U. Denver 268 0 75 0 41 0 14 0 63 75
467 U. Northern CO 63 0 19 27 0 0 2 0 0 15
  Total 67,434 7,293 23,631 100 856 974 1,390 139 3,868 29,183

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