Science and Engineering State Profiles



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Data available for: 2003
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Characteristic (unit)
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RankRank per characteristic
All Employed SEH doctoratesDifferences among ranks may not be statistically significant due to sampling error.
1,130 3 50 592,620
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S&E doctorates awarded NA - NA NA
Engineering (%) NA - NA NA
Environmental sciences (%) NA - NA NA
Life sciences (%) NA - NA NA
Math and computer sciences (%) NA - NA NA
Physical sciences (%) NA - NA NA
Psychology (%) NA - NA NA
Social sciences (%) NA - NA NA
SEH postdoctorates in doctorate-granting institutions 73 45 46,807
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SEH graduate students in doctorate-granting institutions 1,843 44 507,247
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Population (thousands) 634 49 294,688
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Civilian labor force (thousands) 346 49 147,569
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Personal income per capita (dollars) 29,204 38 31,632
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Federal spending
Total expenditures ($millions) 5,726 49 2,024,246
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R&D obligations ($millions) 107 4 49 101,094 4
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Total R&D performance ($millions) 382 46 277,577
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Industry R&D Performance ($millions)Differences among ranks may not be statistically significant due to sampling error.
216 45 198,244
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Academic R&D Expenditures ($millions) 134 44 40,055
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Engineering (%) 24- 15
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Environmental sciences (%) 4- 5
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Life sciences (%) 49- 59
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Math and computer sciences (%) 1- 4
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Physical sciences (%) 10- 8
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Psychology (%) 1- 2
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Sciences, nec (%) 5- 2
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Social sciences (%) 6- 4
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SBIR awards 9 48 6,435
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Utility patents issued to state residents NA - NA NA
Gross domestic product ($billions) NA - NA NA
Federal obligations for research and development, by agency and performer, FY 2003 (Thousands of dollars)
All agencies 107,257 4 49 101,094,440 4
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All FFRDCs 020 7,940,626 4
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Federal intramural 30,44944 24,040,376 4
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Industrial firms 12,416 447 40,585,080 4
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Other nonprofits 1,79950 5,437,764 4
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State, local governments 1,08748 384,946 4
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Universities and colleges 61,50647 22,705,648 4
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Department of Agriculture 35,109 20 1,952,926
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All FFRDCs 0- 0
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Federal intramural 23,629- 1,275,631
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Industrial firms 0- 16,962
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Other nonprofits 0- 20,789
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State, local governments 0- 3,372
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Universities and colleges 11,480- 636,172
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Department of Commerce 921 44 1,206,177
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All FFRDCs 0- 949
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Federal intramural 35- 830,962
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Industrial firms 0- 168,596
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Other nonprofits 0- 30,907
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State, local governments 0- 13,973
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Universities and colleges 886- 160,790
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Department of Defense 25,848 4 44 51,410,569 4
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All FFRDCs 0- 1,293,633
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Federal intramural 195- 12,961,403 4
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Industrial firms 6,182 4- 34,498,112 4
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Other nonprofits 0- 399,565
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State, local governments 0- 11,962 4
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Universities and colleges 19,471- 2,245,894 4
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Department of Energy 7,224 35 7,409,407
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All FFRDCs 0- 4,523,357
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Federal intramural 0- 671,213
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Industrial firms 334- 1,327,411
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Other nonprofits 0- 96,357
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State, local governments 0- 667
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Universities and colleges 6,890- 790,402
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Department of Health and Human Services 23,099 48 26,197,724
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All FFRDCs 0- 543,953
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Federal intramural 3,440- 5,329,327
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Industrial firms 4,043- 1,520,854
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Other nonprofits 1,797- 4,073,214
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State, local governments 0- 151,907
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Universities and colleges 13,819- 14,578,469
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Department of Homeland Security NA - NA NA
All FFRDCs NA - NA NA
Federal intramural NA - NA NA
Industrial firms NA - NA NA
Other nonprofits NA - NA NA
State, local governments NA - NA NA
Universities and colleges NA - NA NA
Department of the Interior 3,277 30 595,904
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All FFRDCs 0- 0
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Federal intramural 3,150- 512,487
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Industrial firms 0- 16,918
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Other nonprofits 0- 3,117
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State, local governments 28- 9,392
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Universities and colleges 99- 53,990
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Department of Transportation 959 47 691,323
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All FFRDCs 0- 18,728
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Federal intramural 0- 182,691
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Industrial firms 0- 257,513
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Other nonprofits 0- 19,825
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State, local governments 959- 162,313
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Universities and colleges 0- 50,253
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Environmental Protection Agency 1,206 36 565,588
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All FFRDCs 0- 0
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Federal intramural 0- 368,879
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Industrial firms 0- 44,801
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Other nonprofits 0- 28,727
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State, local governments 100- 7,788
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Universities and colleges 1,106- 115,393
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration 914 52 7,470,070
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All FFRDCs 0- 1,357,592
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Federal intramural 0- 1,874,752
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Industrial firms 0- 2,602,034
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Other nonprofits 2- 526,620
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State, local governments 0- 12,828
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Universities and colleges 912- 1,096,244
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National Science Foundation 8,700 46 3,594,752
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All FFRDCs 0- 202,414
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Federal intramural 0- 33,031
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Industrial firms 1,857- 131,879
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Other nonprofits 0- 238,643
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State, local governments 0- 10,744
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Universities and colleges 6,843- 2,978,041
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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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Coefficient of variation of this estimate is greater than 10% but less than or equal to 25%
data significantly revised; replaces previously published data.