Table 5-4
Institutions reporting need for additional S&E research space, by field: 2001
(Percent)
 
    Space neededa
Field None Total Less than 10 10-25 More than 25
All fields 17.7 82.3 13.3 18.3 50.7
Physical sciences 40.6 59.4 7.4 10.8 41.2
Mathematics 60.9 39.1 2.2 4.1 32.8
Computer sciences 43.3 56.7 1.6 3.5 51.6
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 47.7 52.3 6.5 10.1 35.7
Agricultural sciences 43.0 57.0 19.6 8.4 29.0
Biological sciences          
Total 33.8 66.2 8.8 12.5 44.9
Universities & colleges 37.1 62.9 7.7 11.1 44.1
Medical schools 33.7 66.3 8.2 14.5 43.6
Medical sciences          
Total 39.6 60.4 5.4 14.4 40.6
Universities & colleges 48.0 52.0 5.7 9.3 37.0
Medical schools 27.1 72.9 6.3 25.2 41.4
Psychology 47.2 52.8 5.9 5.1 41.8
Social sciences 47.1 52.9 6.0 9.3 37.6
Other sciences 63.6 36.4 4.2 7.6 24.6
Engineering 37.8 62.2 10.0 13.6 38.6
 
aPercent of current space.

NOTE: Data are based only on institutions reporting research space in a given field.

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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