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Indicia of Innovation — South 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 South 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 institutions $65,774,524 $40,130,460 $3,704,365 $13,673,539 $3,281,809 $4,033,233 $951,118
96 University South Carolina, Columbia 214,901 98,836 1,096 101,602 6,396 6,971 0
122 Clemson University 142,096 51,764 1,569 69,578 12,230 4,251 2,704
306 South Carolina State University 12,909 10,926 988 989 6 0 NA
331 College of Charleston 9,579 6,277 304 2,325 64 592 17
353 Winthrop University 7,993 5,243 260 2,417 0 73 0
394 Claflin University 5,255 5,090 3 98 64 0 0
477 Benedict College 2,754 2,713 0 0 0 41 0
497 Coastal Carolina University 2,412 1,598 639 83 1 91 0
527 Furman University 2,049 1,164 13 513 2 335 22
  Totals:¬† South Carolina 636,534 320,518 9,075 242,019 32,415 19,037 13,470

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 South Carolina. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in South Carolina, 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
Savannah River National Lab. DOE Aiken, SC 132,357 6,618 66,178 59,561 132,357 6,618 66,178 59,561

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
133 Medical University South Carolina 4,203 0 4,203 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
212 Clemson University 1,569 0 393 0 0 0 0 0 527 649
252 University South Carolina, Columbia 1,096 7 291 95 12 0 36 0 144 511
264 South Carolina State University 988 0 898 0 1 0 0 0 89 0
299 Coastal Carolina University 639 609 0 0 0 5 21 0 0 4
358 College Charleston 304 27 148 4 0 0 11 0 0 114
377 Winthrop University 260 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 260
522 Furman University 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
540 Claflin University 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Total 9,075 643 5,949 99 13 5 68 0 760 1,538

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