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Indicia of Innovation — North Carolina

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 North Carolina 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
7 Duke University 1,009,911 587,268 5,539 123,198 226,200 66,437 1,269
11 University North Carolina, Chapel Hill 884,791 606,348 14,722 163,669 26,722 73,108 222
52 North Carolina State University 404,225 174,758 78,766 101,161 44,032 5,331 177
100 Wake Forest University 204,328 172,779 6,274 7,472 12,163 5,640 0
220 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 35,103 22,477 78 12,371 52 75 50
233 East Carolina University 31,990 17,838 1,503 6,286 4,855 1,498 10
252 University North Carolina, Charlotte 25,141 19,230 1,244 2,048 1,022 1,597 0
271 University North Carolina, Wilmington 19,722 11,571 5,300 2,169 240 426 16
276 University North Carolina, Greensboro 19,080 16,530 968 246 672 664 0
290 Fayetteville State University 15,719 11,187 569 3,753 82 128 0
315 North Carolina Central University 11,076 11,076 NA NA NA NA NA
411 Elizabeth City State University 4,455 4,284 65 NA 0 106 0
412 Appalachian State University 4,438 2,287 376 439 625 698 13
459 University North Carolina, Asheville 3,068 1,789 691 436 0 152 0
532 Winston-Salem State University 1,977 1,977 0 NA 0 0 0
562 Elon University 1,658 112 0 1,527 3 16 0
590 Davidson College 1,400 651 85 463 55 114 32
512 Shaw University 2,188 2,177 2 2 2 3 2
551 Western Carolina University 1,811 974 72 245 39 481 0
  Totals —  North Carolina $2,682,081 $1,665,313 $116,254 $425,485 $316,764 $156,474 $1,791

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
6 North Carolina State University 78,766 3,078 49,752 2,926 1,388 321 3,048 483 17,641 129
64 University North Carolina, Chapel Hill 14,722 945 7,026 137 37 3,405 1,225 0 0 1,947
105 Wake Forest University 6,274 0 6,274 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
113 Duke University 5,539 297 3,511 180 131 47 610 0 460 303
118 University North Carolina, Wilmington 5,300 1,980 2,707 8 57 0 0 0 0 548
216 East Carolina University 1,503 404 150 208 0 5 3 0 143 590
237 University North Carolina, Charlotte 1,244 139 39 0 0 50 626 0 323 67
265 University North Carolina, Greensboro 968 0 111 0 71 0 654 0 0 132
288 University North Carolina, Asheville 691 103 140 0 29 0 301 0 0 118
313 Fayetteville State University 569 350 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 219
347 Appalachian State University 376 3 132 0 102 0 10 0 0 129
443 Davidson College 85 0 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
446 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 78 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
453 Western Carolina University 72 5 0 0 67 0 0 0 0 0
460 Elizabeth City State University 65 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 33
544 Shaw University 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
  Total 116,254 7,323 69,995 3,459 1,882 3,828 6,478 483 18,591 4,215

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