Separator.

Resource Library

Explore NCSES's collection of visual resources, which were designed to allow our work to be disseminated in an easily digestible format. Navigate to a specific resource category using the links below. 

Survey Overviews

Explore a brief introduction to an NCSES survey. Each overview includes general details on the type of information collected and how to access the data.
Annual Business Survey (ABS).

Annual Business Survey (ABS)

The ABS is the primary source of information on R&D among for-profit businesses operating in the United States with one to nine employees. The ABS also collects data on innovation, technology, intellectual property, and financing from U.S.-based companies of all sizes.
Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey.

Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey

HERD is the primary source of information on R&D expenditures at U.S. colleges and universities that expended at least $150,000 in separately accounted for R&D in the fiscal year.
National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG).

National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG)

The NSCG is a biennial survey that provides data on the characteristics of the nation's college graduates, with a focus on those in the science and engineering workforce.

Topical Fact Sheets

Our fact sheets highlight NCSES data and analysis on particular areas of interest.
American Business Innovation.

American Business Innovation

Explore insights into U.S. business innovation and learn how NCSES defines and measures this concept using the Annual Business Survey (ABS). Additional resources on this topic can be found by visiting Innovation and Global Competitiveness.
U.S. Research and Development Investments.

U.S. Research and Development Investments

Discover NCSES’s data, capabilities, and expertise in understanding investments across the U.S. R&D enterprise. Additional resources on this topic can be found by visiting Research and Development.
Workforce Statistics.

Workforce Statistics

Learn more about how the U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce fuels innovation and provides important contributions to the nation. Additional resources on this topic can be found by visiting Science and Engineering Workforce.

Findings from Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2021.

Findings from Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2021

Explore highlights from NCSES's 2021 release of Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. This congressionally mandated report is released every 2 years and provides statistical information about the participation of these three groups in science and engineering education and employment.

Science and Engineering Indicators Fast Facts

Explore data highlights from The State of Science and Engineering: 2022 and its associated thematic reports.

Additional Resources 

FAQs

Search by category to find answers to commonly asked questions.
View

An Introduction to NCSES

Watch a video to learn about the capabilities and resources of the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.
View

Upcoming Survey Release Dates

See the release schedule for NCSES data and products.
View