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Indicia of Innovation — Washington

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 Washington 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
4 University Washington, Seattle 1,109,008 909,652 14,741 74,242 19,731 69,617 21,025
68 Washington State University 335,930 129,255 65,632 117,946 11,161 8,741 3,195
356 Western Washington University 7,597 3,891 236 3,052 198 220 0
416 University Washington, Bothell 4,285 701 46 846 194 2,425 73
471 Northwest Indian College 2,847 2,044 68 420 0 315 0
478 Central Washington University 2,753 1,840 280 348 86 199 0
482 Eastern Washington University 2,700 725 1,183 286 205 301 0
548 University Washington, Tacoma 1,845 1,098 402 236 0 44 65
583 Seattle Pacific University 1,481 1,071 0 241 111 52 6
555 Gonzaga University 1,765 1,115 0 88 17 545 0
640 Whitman College 849 398 0 188 0 263 0
642 Evergreen State College 819 772 21 0 1 25 0
647 Seattle University 642 530 0 81 0 31 0
  Totals —¬† Washington 1,472,521 1,053,092 82,609 197,974 31,704 82,778 24,364

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 Washington. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Washington, 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
Pacific Northwest National Lab. DOE Richland, WA $1,033,768 $231,189 $187,890 $614,689 $1,013,245 $226,407 $185,058 $601,780

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
12 Washington State University 65,632 1,294 33,969 0 572 188 9,775 1,362 12,316 6,156
63 University Washington, Seattle 14,741 2,213 5,896 417 175 2 74 354 5,377 233
239 Eastern Washington University 1,183 47 0 0 30 0 1,106 0 0 0
338 University Washington, Tacoma 402 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 402
368 Central Washington University 280 98 132 0 0 0 49 0 0 1
383 Western Washington University 236 236 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
457 Northwest Indian College 68 0 18 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
478 University Washington, Bothell 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46
510 Evergreen State College 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Total 82,609 3,888 40,036 467 777 190 11,004 1,716 17,693 6,838

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