Table 5-4
S&E research space in academic institutions, by field: FY 1988–2007
(Millions of net assignable square feet)
 
Field 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007
 
All fields 112 116 122 127 136 143 148 155 172.7 185.1 191.9
Agricultural and natural resources 18 21 20 20 22 25 25 27 26.4 26.8 28.4
Biological and biomedical sciences 24 27 28 28 30 31 31 33 36.0 38.5 45.6
Computer and information sciences 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3.1 4.1 4.9
Engineering 16 17 18 21 22 23 23 26 27.4 28.9 30.2
Health and clinical sciences 19 20 22 23 25 25 25 28 34.9 39.7 37.0
Mathematics and statistics 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 1.6 1.7
Physical sciences 22 22 23 24 25 26 26 27 29.3 29.6 29.3
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 8.9 8.6 8.5
Astronomy, chemistry, and physics 16 16 16 17 18 18 19 19 20.4 21.0 20.8
Psychology 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4.4 4.8 5.0
Social sciences 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 5.7 6.3 6.2
Other sciences 4 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3.8 4.9 3.7
                       
Research animal space na na 9 11 12 12 12 na 16.7 16.5 18.3
 

na = not applicable, question not asked

NOTES: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics (NSF/SRS) bases S&E fields used in its Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities on those in National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP). NCES updates CIP every 10 years. S&E fields used in FY 2007 Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities reflect NCES 2000 CIP update. For comparison of subfields in FY 2005 and FY 2007 surveys, see S&E Research Facilities: FY 2007, detailed statistical tables. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Research animal space listed separately and also included in individual field totals.

SOURCE: NSF/SRS, Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities, Fiscal Years 1987–2007.

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