How much federal research funding do colleges in YOUR state receive?
- How much federal research and development funding do colleges in your state receive?
- A Campus Reform report, compiled from publicly available government data, has the answer.
Leading up to President Donald Trump signing an executive order on Thursday that is intended to withhold federal research dollars from colleges and universities that do not protect free speech, Campus Reform compiled a report, based on publicly available data from the National Science Foundation, a government agency that produces an annual spending report on how much taxpayer money flows into higher education research.
The data presented in the report show that hundreds of colleges and universities, both private and public, in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, received just over $40 billion in 2017 for federal research and development (R&D) purposes.
For a detailed look at how many colleges and universities in your state received in federal R&D funding, as well as exactly how much taxpayer money those institutions received, please use the embedded feature below to scroll to your state. States are listed in alphabetical order.
For an interactive version of the report, click here.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect that the total amount of federal research and development funding received by both public and private colleges in 2017 was $40,237,645,000. A previous version of this article stated this amount was $24,816,370,000, which only accounts for the amount of federal research and development funding received by private institutions.
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