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Indicia of Innovation — Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts 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 Commonwealth & 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
15 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 824,130 496,132 163 80,832 119,068 88,595 39,340
17 Harvard University 799,432 589,860 1,632 69,386 34,901 91,040 12,613
69 Boston University 332,951 277,436 295 26,015 6,683 21,588 934
81 University Massachusetts, Medical School 256,090 202,149 1,101 28,813 9,749 14,278 0
99 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 204,352 161,115 551 14,557 4,376 NA 23,753
104 University Massachusetts, Amherst 194,775 115,280 4,358 61,924 6,485 6,102 626
116 Tufts University 160,922 121,512 705 13,799 11,575 11,108 2,223
143 Northeastern University 107,862 77,667 1,179 21,820 4,971 2,225 0
168 Brandeis University 74,660 44,532 622 11,919 5,807 10,200 1,580
184 University Massachusetts, Lowell 60,624 26,786 1,941 24,880 3,914 2,983 120
185 University Massachusetts, Boston 60,086 33,275 1,356 22,569 160 2,670 56
198 Boston College 51,442 30,855 1,602 9,691 1,684 7,610 0
256 University Massachusetts, Dartmouth 22,732 10,979 1,313 9,371 519 334 216
269 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 20,232 12,968 76 5,413 865 860 50
347 Wellesley College 8,439 2,902 607 0 239 2,419 2,272
361 Clark University 7,260 3,141 0 3,060 280 779 0
405 Amherst College 4,612 1,978 4 1,303 21 907 399
407 Williams College 4,518 2,029 10 2,479 0 0 0
419 Smith College 4,246 2,690 0 752 7 797 0
428 Barnard College 3,684 3,194 11 140 0 339 0
448 Mt. Holyoke College 3,323 1,827 0 704 0 792 0
457 University Massachusetts Central Office 3,173 1,655 647 384 60 427 0
467 Plymouth State University 2,913 2,503 63 22 10 274 41
553 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering 1,777 1,090 4 546 105 32 0
506 New England College of Optometry 2,237 1,685 0 423 120 9 0
563 Suffolk University 1,637 249 0 1,054 0 334 0
652 Hampshire College 507 499 0 0 0 8 0
653 Western New England University 483 325 84 46 21 7 0
  Totals —¬† Massachusetts $3,219,099 $2,226,313 $18,324 $411,902 $211,620 $266,717 $84,223

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 Massachusetts. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Massachusetts, 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
Lincoln Lab. DOD, OSD Lexington, MA 873,104 91 791,702 81,311 871,380 91 791,702 79,587
National Security Engineering Ctr. DOD, OSD Bedford, MA & McLean, VA 946,737 0 49,667 897,070 946,737 0 49,667 897,070
      $1,819,841 $91 $841,369 $978,381 $1,818,117 $91 $841,369 $976,657

Funded by The Commonwealth & Local Government

The Details on the institutions receiving the Commonwealth 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
130 University Massachussets, Amherst 4,358 147 1,889 0 116 0 8 0 2,125 73
196 University Massachussets, Lowell 1,941 1 112 40 268 0 178 0 1,052 290
206 Harvard University 1,632 119 1,313 0 70 17 28 0 17 68
208 Boston College 1,602 0 90 0 56 0 92 0 0 1,364
223 University Massachussets, Boston 1,356 99 221 0 0 0 312 0 0 724
227 University Massachussets, Dartmouth 1,313 1,054 159 0 0 0 0 0 88 12
240 Northeastern University 1,179 9 307 34 0 0 350 0 173 306
250 University Massachussets, Medical School 1,101 0 1,101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
286 Tufts University 705 0 7 0 0 682 0 0 16 0
297 University Massachussets central office 647 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 647
304 Brandeis University 622 0 0 0 0 0 63 0 0 559
306 Wellesley College 607 0 0 0 0 0 0 323 0 284
315 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 551 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 429 0
360 Boston University 295 76 188 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
407 Massachussets Institute of Technology 163 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 94 44
445 Western New England University 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 0
447 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 76 0 47 6 0 0 0 0 23 0
525 Williams College 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
534 Amherst College 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
536 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
  Total 18,250 1,628 5,435 80 536 699 1,031 323 4,136 4,382

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