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Indicia of Innovation — Georgia

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 Georgia 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 US Institutions $65,774,524 $40,130,460 $3,704,365 $13,673,539 $3,281,809 $4,033,233 $951,118
25 Georgia Institute of Technology 688,905 484,212 12,487 129,080 44,491 14,788 3,847
35 Emory University 552,707 361,165 673 117,832 29,360 40,917 2,760
66 University Georgia 351,395 137,710 29,573 151,558 4,119 24,487 3,948
152 Georgia State University 91,148 34,075 8,214 41,931 597 6,299 32
171 Georgia Health Sciences University 70,526 55,106 3 8,005 3,109 4,138 165
216 Morehouse School of Medicine 37,586 31,786 1,200 4,200 200 200 0
237 Mercer University 31,376 19,963 264 3,229 7,675 113 132
321 Clark Atlanta University 10,406 8,447 0 1,918 40 1 0
339 Morehouse College 9,113 9,063 50 0 0 0 0
383 Georgia Southern University 5,719 1,359 102 3,823 216 219 0
430 Ft. Valley State University 3,665 3,334 0 331 0 0 0
502 University West Georgia 2,280 1,062 404 50 764 0 0
517 Spelman College 2,148 1,874 0 190 84 0 0
531 Savannah State University 1,996 1,874 114 0 0 8 0
533 Kennesaw State University 1,976 1,045 6 267 42 616 0
623 Skidaway Institute of Oceanography 1,000 632 91 199 31 42 5
  Totals — Georgia 1,861,946 1,152,707 53,181 462,613 90,728 91,828 10,889

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
36 University Georgia 29,573 253 25,539 0 0 27 2,264 90 1,138 262
73 Georgia Institute of Technology 12,487 395 302 1,731 469 0 622 356 8,612 0
89 Georgia State University 8,214 0 210 10 121 0 1,707 5,789 0 377
238 Morehouse School of Medicine 1,200 0 1,200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
291 Emory University 673 0 617 0 0 0 0 0 51 5
336 University West Georgia 404 0 0 0 0 1 104 0 0 299
376 Mercer University 264 0 264 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
425 Savannah State University 114 0 106 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
430 Georgia Southern University 102 0 32 0 0 0 9 0 61 0
441 Skidaway Institute of Oceanography 91 11 35 0 0 0 0 6 0 39
473 Morehouse College 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
528 Columbus State University 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
529 Kennesaw State University 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
542 Georgia Health Sciences University 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Total 53,188 659 28,311 1,741 590 28 4,714 6,241 9,862 1,042

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