Watch Now: An Introduction to NCSES
July 1, 2022
View our new video to learn about the capabilities and resources of the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics! A part of the National Science Foundation, NCSES is the only official statistical agency that provides you with insight into progress on the U.S. science and engineering landscape in a global context. We offer easily accessible resources—prepared by experts—that can help answer your questions about the science and engineering enterprise in the United States.
Compare 60 key indicators to understand how your state ranks against other states and the nation.
Generate simple line and bar graphs using the Chart Builder.
Quickly discover and learn about available surveys and measures with the Data Explorer.
How We Support Research
NCSES supports the use of our data for innovative research through collaborative partnerships.
NCSES promotes research on the collection, analysis, and reporting of data. Explore our work and opportunities here.
Learn about the various research funding mechanisms NCSES offers and their associated deadlines.
Restricted Use Data Licensing
Apply to gain access to NCSES's restricted use microdata.
Explore a key statistic from one of NCSES's reports to learn more.
U.S. R&D performance reached $667 billion in 2019 and an estimated $708 billion in 2020, with most increases in the business sector
In 2018, 92% of American adults believed science provides more opportunities for the next generation
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Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2022
Join statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration.