Higher Education R&D Spending: Spending and Funding Sources Differ by State
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Universities and colleges play an important role in conducting research and development in the United States. Academic institutions spent $72 billion on R&D in 2016, an increase of 21% over the past decade, after adjusting for inflation. This report presents information on funding sources for academic R&D at the state level. It focuses on total academic R&D spending, by state in 2016, for the 640 institutions that spent at least $1 million on R&D in the previous reporting year (2015).