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Indicia of Innovation — Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania 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
12 University Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 866,638 637,857 9,186 182,144 12,060 25,391 0
13 University Pennsylvania 847,077 669,970 20,185 52,324 42,744 61,501 353
18 Pennsylvania State University, University Park and Hershey Medical Ctr. 797,679 531,421 47,402 138,999 36,973 38,626 4,258
49 Case Western Reserve University 431,090 359,000 14,555 32,968 6,647 16,623 1,297
82 Carnegie Mellon University 255,933 209,522 1,248 15,047 20,909 5,577 3,630
132 Temple University 128,580 89,963 3,772 22,941 4,308 7,596 0
139 Drexel University 116,768 87,860 3,962 15,744 2,531 6,671 0
147 Thomas Jefferson University 100,506 68,976 5,892 9,870 8,988 6,768 12
232 Lehigh University 31,992 23,312 2,211 4,418 1,249 708 94
293 Duquesne University 15,547 5,723 781 7,356 323 1,364 0
326 Villanova University 10,192 6,671 660 1,239 813 667 142
329 Bryn Mawr College 9,837 1,848 5 7,673 11 295 5
406 West Chester University Pennsylvania 4,591 1,457 990 1,859 214 71 0
425 Bucknell University 4,009 1,540 179 1,379 190 487 234
433 University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 3,610 1,287 22 832 1,270 199 0
444 Pennsylvania State University, Erie 3,374 1,232 635 1,364 96 47 0
450 Swarthmore College 3,281 1,135 0 1,209 0 937 0
463 Franklin and Marshall College 2,997 1,116 112 956 101 712 0
465 St. Joseph's University 2,955 835 646 785 10 679 0
468 Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg 2,903 1,290 1,014 372 51 176 0
488 Haverford College 2,588 1,478 19 775 0 316 0
515 Dickinson College 2,167 1,029 42 531 0 565 0
539 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1,898 694 30 938 97 139 0
566 Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1,622 1,313 309 0 0 0 0
585 Pittsburg State University 1,479 989 4 0 252 234 0
649 Philadelphia University 572 497 75 0 0 0 0
651 Shippensburg University Pennsylvania 548 226 283 36 0 3 0
655 Cheyney University Pennsylvania 259 81 178 0 0 0 0
544 Lafayette College 1,864 1,205 25 545 89 0 0
573 Mercyhurst University 1,539 729 433 360 17 0 0
629 Arcadia University 956 620 126 NA 11 199 0
570 St. Francis University 1,586 1,559 0 0 0 27 0
595 Salus University 1,337 1,086 240 0 4 7 0
  Totals —¬† Pennsylvania 3,657,974 2,713,521 115,221 502,664 139,958 176,585 10,025

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 Pennsylvania. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Pennsylvania, 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
Software Engineering Institute DOD, OSD Pittsburgh, PA 113,371 0 14,962 98,409 112,583 0 14,962 97,621

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
22 Pennsylvania State University, University Park and Hershey Medical Ctr. 47,402 2,493 34,367 89 6 2,539 1,413 0 6,235 260
48 University Pennsylvania 20,185 0 9,664 0 0 0 402 3,082 0 7,037
65 Case Western Reserve University 14,555 121 9,760 0 946 0 5 229 3,494 0
83 University Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 9,186 0 8,698 45 0 0 0 9 332 102
111 Thomas Jefferson University 5,892 0 5,892 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
136 Drexel University 3,962 0 2,171 117 56 270 0 0 1,228 120
144 Temple University 3,772 0 1,675 310 405 56 274 0 745 307
185 Lehigh University 2,211 0 36 0 0 4 7 0 2,161 3
236 Carnegie Mellon University 1,248 0 254 0 0 197 0 326 471 0
259 Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg 1,014 0 0 0 0 0 950 0 64 0
263 West Chester University Pennsylvania 990 0 21 82 0 0 3 0 0 884
279 Duquesne University 781 0 115 0 8 0 0 0 0 658
294 Villanova University 660 0 37 36 45 11 9 1 479 42
298 St. Joseph's University 646 0 2 0 0 13 0 53 0 578
301 Pennsylvania State University, Erie 635 491 3 4 6 3 23 0 76 29
332 Mercyhurst University 433 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 363
357 Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 309 0 67 0 61 0 181 0 0 0
367 Shippensburg University Pennsylvania 283 0 0 0 0 0 283 0 0 0
379 Salus University 240 0 240 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
396 Indiana University Pennsylvania 185 0 63 0 0 0 1 0 0 121
401 Bucknell University 179 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 147 0
402 Cheyney University Pennsylvania 178 0 0 0 178 0 0 0 0 0
419 Arcadia University 126 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 101
427 Franklin and Marshall College 112 108 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
448 Philadelphia University 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 0 0
483 Dickinson College 42 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
499 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 30 0 24 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
504 Lafayette College 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
508 University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
514 Haverford College 19 0 7 0 11 0 1 0 0 0
531 Bryn Mawr College 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
537 Pittsburg State University 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
  Total 115,406 3,267 73,217 683 1,722 3,099 3,552 3,775 15,461 10,630

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