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Indicia of Innovation — Illinois

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 Illinois 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
28 Northwestern University 631,078 393,074 8,875 156,803 15,023 57,303 NA
33 University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 583,754 359,989 25,996 141,817 37,433 18,228 291
51 University Chicago 419,631 336,125 2,676 34,147 16,703 27,216 2,764
57 University Illinois, Chicago 388,625 246,128 6,147 105,918 5,089 25,343 0
162 Rush University 80,300 57,512 0 7,944 9,631 5,213 0
170 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 71,097 22,055 4,513 34,614 7,273 2,642 NA
205 Wright State University 46,213 25,552 2,820 14,201 2,716 911 13
206 Loyola University, Chicago 45,903 28,530 546 9,744 2,914 2,925 1,244
229 Illinois Institute of Technology 32,576 27,767 239 2,156 1,988 225 201
246 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville 26,992 3,172 2,876 18,015 2,709 220 0
261 Northern Illinois University 21,823 12,861 35 7,593 936 398 0
280 Illinois State University 17,760 3,833 521 12,330 100 970 6
292 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 15,587 10,084 17 3,766 396 1,266 58
297 Purdue University, Calumet 14,897 9,917 514 3,319 906 241 0
385 DePaul University 5,706 4,827 33 633 65 146 2
396 Midwestern University 5,200 427 0 4,501 213 59 0
408 Western Illinois University 4,514 3,855 428 122 82 0 27
500 University Illinois, Springfield 2,370 602 107 898 0 72 691
598 Columbia College, Chicago 1,318 1,318 0 0 0 0 0
607 La Salle University 1,156 114 0 1,032 0 10 0
618 Illinois Wesleyan University 1,012 155 9 389 363 6 90
650 Chicago State University 565 565 0 0 0 0 0
492 Erikson Institute 2,511 1,648 400 186 0 277 0
498 Bradley University 2,392 889 25 556 922 0 0
622 Roosevelt University 1,000 674 21 166 55 77 7
633 Governors State University 928 609 0 222 0 97 0
641 Wheaton College, Wheaton 844 114 0 565 0 165 0
  Totals — Illinois $2,425,752 $1,552,396 $56,798 $561,637 $105,517 $144,010 $5,394

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 Illinois. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Illinois, 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
Argonne National Lab. DOE Argonne, IL 679,387 304,973 184,041 190,373 625,502 281,096 170,595 173,811
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. DOE Batavia, IL 412,438 412,438 0 0 411,248 411,248 0 0
      $1,091,825 $717,411 $184,041 $190,373 $1,036,750 $692,344 $170,595 $173,811

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
41 University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 25,996 86 18,418 234 0 1,321 118 0 3,977 1,842
87 Northwestern University 8,875 0 4,506 0 0 30 0 4,317 0 22
106 University Illinois, Chicago 6,147 15 1,903 1,654 0 0 527 688 690 670
127 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 4,513 80 1,166 0 57 42 22 48 3,098 0
165 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville 2,876 13 2,722 0 0 0 8 2 55 76
171 University Chicago 2,676 0 2,571 0 0 0 0 0 0 105
316 Loyola University, Chicago 546 0 474 0 0 16 45 0 0 11
319 Illinois State University 521 0 52 0 0 4 462 0 0 3
333 Western Illinois University 428 0 232 0 0 0 196 0 0 0
339 Erikson Institute 400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 400
380 Illinois Institute of Technology 239 15 108 0 0 0 0 0 116 0
428 University Illinois, Springfield 107 0 0 0 0 0 107 0 0 0
476 Purdue University, North Central 49 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 40 5
493 Northern Illinois University 35 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
495 DePaul University 33 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
503 Bradley University 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
512 Roosevelt University 21 0 16 0 1 0 2 0 0 2
519 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
527 Illinois Wesleyan University 9 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 3
  Total $53,513 $209 $32,231 $1,888 $60 $1,413 $1,491 $5,055 $8,004 $3,162

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