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Indicia of Innovation — Kentucky

R&D Expenditures in the Commonwealth

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 Commonwealth.

Institutions

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

Expenditures at Kentucky 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
>64 U. KY 360,776 159,678 49,283 125,872 13,996 11,947 0
>102 U. Louisville 196,842 89,976 12,788 77,169 8,049 8,860 0
>318 Western KY U. 10,639 5,712 377 4,105 16 429 0
>369 KY State U. 6,859 4,924 1,807 49 5 74 0
>442 Eastern KY U. 3,404 2,329 132 878 50 15 0
>445 Murray State U. 3,345 1,904 49 1,153 168 71 0
>510 Northern KY U. 2,201 1,483 23 545 71 79 0
>514 Morehead State U. 2,174 1,597 40 408 0 129 0
>619 Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary 1,000 601 40 209 34 103 13
Totals —  Kentucky 587,240 268,204 64,539 210,388 22,389 21,707 13

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
64 University Kentucky 360,776 159,678 49,283 125,872 13,996 11,947 0
102 University Louisville 196,842 89,976 12,788 77,169 8,049 8,860 0
318 Western Kentucky University 10,639 5,712 377 4,105 16 429 0
369 Kentucky State University 6,859 4,924 1,807 49 5 74 0
442 Eastern Kentucky University 3,404 2,329 132 878 50 15 0
445 Murray State University 3,345 1,904 49 1,153 168 71 0
510 Northern Kentucky University 2,201 1,483 23 545 71 79 0
514 Morehead State University 2,174 1,597 40 408 0 129 0
619 Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary 1,000 601 40 209 34 103 13
  Totals —  Kentucky 587,240 268,204 64,539 210,388 22,389 21,707 13

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