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Indicia of Innovation — Texas

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 Texas 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
24 Texas A&M University, College Station 693,421 269,460 128,819 193,012 49,392 52,378 360
26 University Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. 685,814 196,753 246,988 72,864 68,414 100,795 0
31 University Texas, Austin 621,538 354,873 36,018 125,732 67,890 32,202 4,823
38 Baylor College of Medicine 474,700 268,753 23,278 122,687 14,678 45,304 0
44 University Texas, Southwestern Medical Ctr., Dallas 435,085 207,513 64,958 64,679 18,464 44,437 35,034
90 University Texas, Health Science Ctr., Houston 236,250 146,424 28,554 19,807 11,214 30,251 0
106 University Texas, Health Science Ctr., San Antonio 184,298 106,177 7,040 37,932 10,833 22,316 0
107 University Texas, Medical Branch 180,888 109,867 5,455 48,962 2,885 13,719 0
125 Texas Tech University 138,026 29,969 17,602 69,231 11,274 9,950 0
138 Rice University 117,223 76,964 3,961 21,617 4,848 9,833 0
140 University Houston 116,288 55,812 21,527 23,974 8,822 6,153 0
153 University Texas, Dallas 90,700 35,7 16,349 21,711 11,375 5,968 0
159 Texas A&M Health Science Ctr. 82,833 30,739 15,400 25,979 1,204 4,219 5,292
164 University Texas, El Paso 79,649 40,024 13,861 15,032 1,792 8,940 0
165 University Texas, Arlington 78,556 33,150 10,890 26,553 4,853 3,110 0
182 Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Ctr. 61,219 13,944 33,740 8,716 925 3,894 0
191 University Texas, San Antonio 57,233 32,672 10,481 9,632 621 3,827 0
203 University North Texas, Denton 46,943 18,043 895 24,539 1,408 1,829 229
204 University North Texas, Health Science Ctr. 46,865 26,627 6,680 9,741 2,370 1,303 144
218 Texas State University, San Marcos 36,664 11,950 7,011 14,048 855 2,800 0
254 Southern Methodist University 24,397 16,640 506 4,763 1,340 382 766
283 Texas A&M University, Kingsville 17,419 6,480 3,072 3,145 676 4,046 0
289 Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi 15,776 5,446 3,809 2,470 1,449 2,599 3
299 Prairie View A&M University 14,552 10,569 2,489 1,363 53 78 0
327 Baylor University 10,161 3,513 278 4,978 612 732 48
334 Tarleton State University 9,393 5,086 2,589 849 765 104 0
341 University Texas, Pan American 9,062 5,622 1,460 909 446 625 0
346 University Texas, Tyler 8,520 6,535 1,782 NA 25 178 0
351 University Texas, Brownsville 8,318 7,098 578 627 0 15 0
355 Texas Christian University 7,775 4,998 1,028 128 1,621 NA 0
367 West Texas A&M University 6,937 1,802 99 4,148 566 322 0
375 Texas Southern University 6,380 4,924 585 731 8 132 0
380 St. Edward's University 5,906 5,500 15 276 100 15 0
381 Texas A&M University, Galveston 5,834 2,854 1,302 927 156 584 11
388 Stephen F. Austin State University 5,495 1,800 2,686 525 176 308 0
413 Sam Houston State University 4,349 2,717 209 1,169 52 42 160
421 Texas Woman's University 4,129 1,908 1,070 529 29 558 35
437 Lamar University 3,589 3,072 192 NA 206 119 0
446 Texas A&M International University 3,344 989 757 221 133 1,231 13
503 Texas A&M University, Commerce 2,279 1,600 328 31 211 109 NA
504 University Houston, Downtown 2,267 1,828 92 210 0 137 0
554 University Houston, Clear Lake 1,769 730 616 223 141 59 0
560 University Texas, Permian Basin 1,707 1,179 485 0 43 0 0
473 Wiley College 2,831 2,511 310 0 0 10 0
499 Sul Ross State University 2,375 1,073 311 594 71 326 0
567 Trinity University 1,611 1,222 0 29 73 249 38
630 Angelo State University 954 149 668 68 4 65 0
  Totals —¬† Texas $4,687,219 $2,199,869 $727,360 $989,348 $305,012 $418,528 $47,102

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
Ctr. for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses NRC San Antonio, TX 13,147 0 13,147 0 12,465 0 12,465 0

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
1 University Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. 246,988 0 218,635 14,271 5,836 4,793 3,453 0 0 0
2 Texas A&M University, College Station 128,819 3,643 63,006 601 1,833 6 2,431 3,341 48,579 5,379
13 University Texas, Southwestern Medical Ctr., Dallas 64,958 0 64,958 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 University Texas, Austin 36,018 993 4,999 687 1,793 0 172 2,013 16,411 8,950
33 Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Ctr. 33,740 0 33,740 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 University Texas, Health Science Ctr., Houston 28,554 0 28,554 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Baylor College of Medicine 23,278 0 23,278 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 University Houston 21,527 1,032 1,912 1,610 1,736 91 349 0 11,985 2,812
55 Texas Tech University 17,602 4,352 5,503 119 694 7 2,072 0 4,410 445
58 University Texas, Dallas 16,349 165 3,284 863 2,425 1,334 136 1,388 6,482 272
61 Texas A&M Health Science Ctr. 15,400 0 15,399 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
68 University Texas, El Paso 13,861 661 1,944 436 1,133 271 439 0 5,168 3,809
74 University Texas, Arlington 10,890 252 749 185 833 189 41 0 6,122 2,519
75 University Texas, San Antonio 10,481 45 2,007 627 533 9 1,159 0 3,526 2,575
100 University Texas, Health Science Ctr., San Antonio 7,040 0 7,040 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
101 Texas State University, San Marcos 7,011 594 334 360 0 0 0 0 792 4,931
104 University North Texas, Health Science Ctr. 6,680 0 6,680 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
115 University Texas, Medical Branch 5,455 0 4,995 0 0 0 0 0 460 0
137 Rice University 3,961 0 0 282 1,069 0 92 724 1,791 3
140 Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi 3,809 2,364 352 20 5 6 17 2 11 1,032
159 Texas A&M University, Kingsville 3,072 75 2,594 0 11 57 0 8 87 240
170 Stephen F. Austin State University 2,686 355 1,142 13 113 4 22 162 0 875
172 Tarleton State University 2,589 2,053 309 13 47 0 0 0 0 167
177 Prairie View A&M University 2,489 0 2,378 0 81 0 0 0 19 11
201 University Texas, Tyler 1,782 0 247 190 0 0 0 0 1,067 278
217 University Texas, Pan American 1,460 8 219 64 160 0 5 0 339 665
230 Texas A&M University, Galveston 1,302 1,263 0 10 0 0 20 0 9 0
253 Texas Woman's University 1,070 0 929 6 90 0 17 13 0 15
258 Texas Christian University 1,028 0 262 0 0 0 0 0 0 766
273 University North Texas, Denton 895 61 119 30 0 0 265 0 382 38
280 Texas A&M International University 757 58 0 0 0 0 0 40 45 614
292 Angelo State University 668 12 591 0 16 20 19 0 0 10
305 University Houston, Clear Lake 616 257 11 0 3 6 0 0 4 335
310 Texas Southern University 585 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 563
311 University Texas, Brownsville 578 0 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 451
324 Southern Methodist University 506 0 64 10 0 7 0 0 102 323
328 University Texas, Permian Basin 485 17 110 55 0 0 0 0 0 303
353 Texas A&M University, Commerce 328 0 19 0 15 0 1 0 0 293
355 Sul Ross State University 311 8 85 0 40 0 166 0 0 12
356 Wiley College 310 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 260
371 Baylor University 278 150 33 0 82 0 0 0 0 13
390 Sam Houston State University 209 48 24 0 0 0 98 0 0 39
393 Lamar University 192 1 3 10 27 0 0 0 148 3
434 West Texas A&M University 99 85 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
439 University Houston, Downtown 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
520 St. Edward's University 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Total 726,823 18,552 496,707 20,462 18,576 6,800 10,974 7,691 107,965 39,096

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