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Science & Engineering State Indicators

U.S. State trends in science and engineering education, workforce, research and development, patents and publications, and knowledge-intensive industries.

Explore the Indicators

Jump into the data to explore questions like these

How do state commitments of resources for education at different levels and state R&D performance compare?
Relevant indicators:
Are states whose universities produce more articles and patents also involved in more high-technology business activity?
Relevant indicators:


  • Public School Teacher Salaries
  • Elementary and Secondary Public School Expenditures as a Percentage of Gross Domestic Product
  • Expenditures per Pupil for Elementary and Secondary Public Schools
  • Science, Engineering, and Health Graduate Students per 1,000 Individuals 25–34 Years Old
  • Average Undergraduate Charge at Public 4-Year Institutions as a Percentage of Disposable Personal Income
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Ready access to accurate and timely state-level information is an important tool for  formulating effective science and technology (S&T) policies at both the state and  national levels. By studying the performance of their peers, state policymakers may  be better able to assess their own programs and performance.