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RankRank per characteristic
All Employed SEH doctorates, 2010Differences among ranks may not be statistically significant due to sampling error.
25,300 7 690,400
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S&E doctorates awarded, 2012 1,627 6 35,428
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Engineering (%) 23- 24
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Environmental sciences (%) 1- 2
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Life sciences (%) 22- 27
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Math and computer sciences (%) 13- 10
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Physical sciences (%) 16- 13
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Psychology (%) 10- 10
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Social sciences (%) 15- 13
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SEH postdoctorates in doctorate-granting institutions, 2011 2,367 7 62,854
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SEH graduate students in doctorate-granting institutions, 2011 27,071 6 570,534
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Population, 2012 (thousands) 12,875 5 317,581
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Civilian labor force, 2013 (thousands) 6,554 5 156,580
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Personal income per capita, 2011 (dollars) 44,816 17 42,693
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Federal spending
Total expenditures, 2010 ($millions) 109,967 7 3,250,500
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R&D obligations, 2011 ($millions) 2,878 15 128,213
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Total R&D performance, 2010 ($millions) 15,820 8 375,724
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Industry R&D Performance, 2011 ($millions)Differences among ranks may not be statistically significant due to sampling error.
12,038 8 277,243
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Academic R&D Expenditures, 2011 ($millions) 2,265 8 61,891
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Engineering (%) 13- 16
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Environmental sciences (%) 1- 5
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Life sciences (%) 64- 60
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Math and computer sciences (%) 7- 4
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Physical sciences (%) 9- 8
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Psychology (%) 2- 2
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Sciences, nec (%) 2- 2
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Social sciences (%) 2- 3
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SBIR awards, 2011 133 14 6,099
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Utility patents issued to state residents, 2012 4,345 7 121,023
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Gross domestic product, 2012 ($billions) 695 5 15,667
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Federal obligations for research and development, by agency and performer, 2011 (Thousands of dollars)
All agencies 2,878,085 15 128,212,809
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All FFRDCs 794,4614 10,730,731
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Federal intramural 360,79715 29,630,444
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Industrial firms 398,15520 53,382,261
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Other nonprofits 89,66216 6,463,479
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State, local governments 9,35312 643,660
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Universities and colleges 1,225,6588 27,362,233
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Department of Agriculture 57,608 13 2,333,831
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All FFRDCs 0- 0
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Federal intramural 44,125- 1,516,788
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Industrial firms 419- 21,426
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Other nonprofits 459- 25,606
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State, local governments 205- 11,276
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Universities and colleges 12,399- 758,734
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Department of Commerce 3,305 26 1,065,770
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All FFRDCs 0- 1,397
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Federal intramural 0- 815,368
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Industrial firms 2,443- 71,913
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Other nonprofits 100- 6,997
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State, local governments 0- 4,435
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Universities and colleges 762- 165,660
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Department of Defense 538,664 21 69,933,168
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All FFRDCs 1,211- 2,434,588
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Federal intramural 290,157- 18,574,931
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Industrial firms 127,246- 45,037,737
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Other nonprofits 11,159- 838,941
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State, local governments 4,018- 342,333
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Universities and colleges 104,873- 2,704,638
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Department of Energy 1,038,479 3 9,942,186
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All FFRDCs 784,119- 6,446,126
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Federal intramural 3,804- 696,725
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Industrial firms 169,706- 1,612,566
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Other nonprofits 2,761- 163,259
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State, local governments 0- 14,623
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Universities and colleges 78,089- 1,008,887
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Department of Health and Human Services 802,978 10 30,587,677
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All FFRDCs 7,158- 530,320
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Federal intramural 121- 5,685,103
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Industrial firms 29,595- 1,768,511
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Other nonprofits 56,367- 4,758,259
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State, local governments 277- 119,021
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Universities and colleges 709,460- 17,722,010
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Department of Homeland Security 7,202 18 556,461
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All FFRDCs 1,468- 131,970
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Federal intramural 3,295- 187,781
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Industrial firms 2,439- 143,168
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Other nonprofits 0- 13,327
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State, local governments 0- 0
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Universities and colleges 0- 80,215
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Department of the Interior 12,977 18 703,282
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All FFRDCs 482- 482
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Federal intramural 10,423- 552,424
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Industrial firms 5- 20,091
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Other nonprofits 106- 11,335
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State, local governments 0- 11,747
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Universities and colleges 1,961- 107,202
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Department of Transportation 46,598 5 841,058
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All FFRDCs 0- 119,529
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Federal intramural 4,006- 225,434
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Industrial firms 20,929- 268,819
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Other nonprofits 8,389- 44,097
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State, local governments 4,853- 118,407
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Universities and colleges 8,421- 64,773
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Environmental Protection Agency 10,459 16 576,145
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All FFRDCs 0- 0
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Federal intramural 0- 255,094
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Industrial firms 8,120- 241,866
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Other nonprofits 0- 0
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State, local governments 0- 0
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Universities and colleges 2,339- 79,185
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration 44,549 14 6,566,069
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All FFRDCs 22- 855,679
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Federal intramural 4,865- 1,036,813
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Industrial firms 33,183- 3,901,102
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Other nonprofits 10- 198,742
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State, local governments 0- 480
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Universities and colleges 6,469- 573,252
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National Science Foundation 315,266 4 5,111,615
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All FFRDCs 0- 210,641
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Federal intramural 0- 83,981
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Industrial firms 4,070- 295,063
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Other nonprofits 10,312- 402,916
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State, local governments 0- 21,338
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Universities and colleges 300,884- 4,097,677
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- = no value possible; NA = not available.

S&E = science and engineering; SEH = science, engineering, and health; SBIR = small business innovation research.

NOTES: Rankings and totals are based on data for the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Rankings are based on unrounded totals. Standard errors of estimates from sample surveys are not considered in developing rankings; differences may not be statistically significant due to sampling error. Data for employed SEH doctorate holders are from the Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR) and include recipients of U.S. doctoral degrees only. The SDR is not conducted annually. State estimates for employed SEH doctorate holders may have large sampling errors because the SDR was not designed to provide estimates at the state level. The SDR data are classified by the state where the doctorate holder is employed, if known; otherwise, data are classified by the doctorate holder's residence. The original source of data on personal income per capita and gross domestic product for Puerto Rico is the Puerto Rico Planning Board, Program of Economic and Social Planning, Subprogram of Economic Analysis.

The U.S. total in a State Profile and its corresponding data source may not match in all cases. Differences are due to rounding, survey scope, or undistributed data. For example, source data may or may not include Puerto Rico. See Technical Notes associated with each survey.

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