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National and State
Create custom tables using public data from NCSES surveys and two surveys from the Department of Education.
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National and State
Generate custom tables using public data from the SESTAT family of data collections.
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National and Regional
NCSES Data Profiles
Academic Institution Profiles
Compare institution profiles to view selected data on doctorates, graduate students, funding, and expenditures. Profiles and corresponding data are based on data collections from four NCSES surveys.
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Science and Engineering State Profiles
Learn about state-level data on science and engineering personnel and finances, R&D performance, and federal R&D obligations. All data are available for download.
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Compare 60 key indicators to understand how your state ranks against other states and the nation. State trends include science and engineering education, workforce, R&D, patents and publications, and knowledge-intensive industries.
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Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2020
December 27, 2022
Survey of State Government Research and Development: FY 2020
November 10, 2021
FFRDC Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2020
October 12, 2021
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Public Use Data Files
Public use data files are microdata files and documentation available for public use.
Survey of Earned Doctorates Restricted Data Analysis System (RDAS)
The RDAS allows users to access a comprehensive set of SED variables on a secure platform to create data tables.
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Schedule of Release Data
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Our Surveys and Analysis
Explore NCSES surveys for a detailed description and links to related data, reports, publication series, and products.
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IRIS (Archived Data Resource)
Access historical detailed statistical tables on industrial R&D from the Survey of Industrial Research and Development (IRIS).