Watch Now: An Introduction to NCSES.

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.

State Indicators

Compare 60 key indicators to understand how your state ranks against other states and the nation.

Chart Builder

Generate simple line and bar graphs using the Chart Builder.

Data Explorer

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.
Funding Opportunities.

Funding Opportunities

Learn about the various research funding mechanisms NCSES offers and their associated deadlines.
Restricted Use Data Licensing.

Restricted Use Data Licensing

Apply to gain access to NCSES's restricted use microdata.

In the News

Opinion: Universities Are Failing the Next Generation of Scientists

NCSES data on the occupation and employment status of U.S. residing doctoral recipients are cited.

NSF Data Shows AI Adoption in the United States Remains Low but Big Companies Are Leading the Way

Data from NCSES's Annual Business Survey are cited on adoption rates of artificial intelligence, by industry and by company size.



Get to Know the Science and Engineering Indicators

NSB, NCSES, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy discuss the importance of Science and Engineering Indicators.

Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2022

Join statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration.

About Us

NCSES serves as a clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination of objective science and engineering data.
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Quality & Transparency

NCSES strives to provide high-quality, reproducible data and to be transparent in all methods.

Leadership & Staff

View our directory of leadership and staff.

Schedule of Release Dates

See the release schedule for NCSES data and products.


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