May 27, 2022

Updated Data from National Science Foundation (NSF): Science and Engineering State Profiles: Spring 2017

From NSF:

Updated data for Science and Engineering State Profiles are now available. This product provides state-level rankings and totals of science and engineering data for the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

The data tool allows users to compare state profiles for up to seven states or download the entire data set.

Data are available from surveys sponsored by the National Science Foundation on employed science, engineering, or health (SEH) doctorate holders; S&E doctorates awarded, including by major S&E fields; SEH graduate students and postdoctorates; federal research and development obligations by agency and performer; total and business R&D expenditures; and higher education R&D performance, including by major S&E fields. Data available from other sources include population, civilian labor force, per capita personal income, federal expenditures, patents, small business innovation research awards, and gross domestic product.

Data cover 2003 to present.

Science and Engineering State Profiles is produced by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation.

Direct to Science and Engineering State Profiles: Spring 2017

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