Table 5-3
Status of academic S&E research space, by field: 2001
 
  Available space    Space reported adequate    Space needed
Field Millions NASF   Millions NASF Percent   Millions NASF Percenta
All fields 147.5   42.7 29.0   40.4 27.4
Physical sciences 18.3   5.9 32.5   4.6 24.9
Mathematics 0.9   0.6 68.8   0.6 69.1
Computer sciences 2.1   0.6 26.9   2.2 108.5
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 7.7   2.9 37.5   2.0 25.7
Agricultural sciences 25.6   7.6 29.8   2.7 10.6
Biological sciences 31.9   8.5 26.6   10.0 31.5
Universities and colleges 19.4   4.5 23.1   5.7 29.3
Medical schools 12.4   4.0 32.0   4.3 34.9
Medical sciences 26.3   6.0 22.8   9.0 34.1
Universities and colleges 7.5   2.4 32.5   2.1 28.3
Medical schools 18.8   3.5 18.9   6.8 36.4
Psychology 3.4   1.3 37.0   1.1 31.3
Social sciences 4.3   1.7 38.5   1.5 34.3
Other sciences 2.8   2.0 71.8   0.5 17.5
Engineering 24.2   5.7 23.3   6.2 25.7
 
NASF net assignable square feet

aPercent of available space.

NOTES: Values for available research space do not match national totals because data were not imputed for the question on adequacy. Available space is calculated only for institutions that responded to the adequacy question. Details may not add to totals because of rounding. Percents are based on unrounded numbers.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities: 2001, NSF 02-307 (Arlington, VA, 2002).
 
Science & Engineering Indicators – 2004
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