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The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2022

January 18, 2022
This congressionally mandated report provides data on the state of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise over time and within a global context. Areas of research include STEM education and labor force, research and development, and science and technology capabilities for the United States and globally.

State Indicators

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

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How We Support Research

NCSES supports the use of our data for innovative research through collaborative partnerships.
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NCSES promotes research on the collection, analysis, and reporting of data. Explore our work and opportunities here.
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Funding Opportunities

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Restricted Use Data Licensing

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Our Data In Use

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In the News

How Science Is Made: A Glimpse of the People, Institutions, and Money Behind It

This article cites NCSES data on R&D funding expenditures in the United States.
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In the News

The New PhDs

Our data are used to identify trends in the number of doctorates awarded over time.



The State of U.S. Science and Engineering Indicators 2022 - National Science Board (NSB) Public Briefing

Join the NSB for a briefing of the Indicators 2022 with NSB Chair, Ellen Ochoa and NSF Director, Sethuraman Panchanathan.

About Us

NCSES serves as a clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination of objective science and engineering data.
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NCSES strives to provide high-quality, reproducible data and to be transparent in all methods.

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