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Updates

The following updates and corrections have been made to the Science and Engineering State Indicators. To report an error, please send an email to ncsesweb@nsf.gov.

Change Type
Date
Details
text change06.14.2021

Updated Help and Overview sections to match the redesigned website.

text change06.14.2021

Updated citations to National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics surveys.

design change06.14.2021

Version 2.0.0 of the tool was released, including significant design changes, new data views, and a state comparison feature.

data update03.24.2021

Updated the following indicators with new data series that appear in the tool interface (tables, maps, chart, histogram) and in the downloadable spreadsheets: S-9, S-15, S-16, S-17, S-18, S-19, S-20, S-21, S-22, S-23, S-25, S-27, S-29, S-30, S-31, S-40, S-44, S-45, S-46, S-47, S-48, S-49, S-50, S-51, S-55, S-56, S-57, S-58, S-59, S-60.

text change03.24.2021

Indicator narratives updated to reflect changes in survey names. Applies to indicators S-32, S-34, S-35, S-36, S-37, S-38, S-39, S-41, S-43, S-45, S-51.

text change03.24.2021

Revised references to Department of Defense (DOD) in narratives of indicators S-42 and S-43 to reflect the fact that DOD no longer accounts for a majority of federal R&D funding under current definitions.

text change03.24.2021

Revised note on data comparability in narrative of indicator S-45 to account for multiple changes in business R&D surveys.

text change03.24.2021

Updated narrative of indicator S-46 to more accurately reflect academic R&D performance levels.

data update11.30.2020

Updated the following indicators with new data series that appear in the tool interface (tables, maps, chart, histogram) and in the downloadable spreadsheets: S-10, S-11, S-21, S-24, S-25, S-26, S-28, S-32, S-33, S-34, S-35, S-36, S-37, S-38, S-39, S-41, S-42, S-43, S-44, S-45, S-46, S-55, S-56, S-57, S-58.

text change11.30.2020

The Technical Notes were revised. Revisions include updating references to sample-based data in the standard errors section.

text change11.30.2020

Updated source references for indicators S-10, S-11, and S-45.

text change11.30.2020

Revised narrative of indicator S-25 to reference S-27 (not S-26) in discussion of student aid.

text change11.30.2020

Updated narrative of indicator S-21 to clarify that the design of the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering changed in 2017.

text change11.30.2020

Updated narrative of indicator S-28 to clarify the year in the data tool represents the academic year.

data update04.29.2020

Updated the following indicators with new data series that appear in the tool interface (tables, maps, chart, histogram) and in the downloadable spreadsheets: S-1, S-2, S-5, S-6, S-11, S-15, S-16, S-17, S-18, S-19, S-20, S-22, S-23, S-25, S-29, S-30, S-31, S-40, S-41, S-44, S-45, S-46, S-47, S-48, S-49, S-50, S-51, S-58, S-59, S-60.

errata04.29.2020

The standard error download file for indicator S-45 has been updated for the District of Columbia in 2010. In that table, standard errors that round to zero (*) were incorrectly displayed as not available (NA).

design change01.13.2020

The page header was updated with a new design.

design change01.13.2020

On the Downloads page, under the Data Sources section, new links were added to the Provider column and the Source column was removed.

design change01.13.2020

The year was removed from references to the Science and Engineering Indicators (Indicators) report. With the 2020 edition, Indicators has transformed from a single report to a set of disaggregated and streamlined reports published on a rolling basis.

design change01.10.2020

The URL was changed from https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/state-indicators to https://ncses.nsf.gov/indicators/states.

errata09.24.2019

The 1994 value for “Undergraduate charge” in Hawaii was changed from $1,452 to NA (not available) because the originally reported value excluded costs for room and board. This change affects indicators S-24 and S-25.

data update09.24.2019

Updated the following indicators with new data series that appear in the tool interface (tables, maps, chart, histogram) and in the downloadable spreadsheets: S-9, S-10, S-15, S-16, S-17, S-18, S-19, S-21, S-24, S-25, S-26, S-27, S-28, S-29, S-30, S-31, S-32, S-33, S-34, S-35, S-36, S-37, S-38, S-39, S-40, S-41, S-42, S-43, S-44, S-45, S-46, S-47, S-48, S-50, S-51, S-52, S-53, S-54, S-55, S-56, S-57, S-58, S-59.

data update09.24.2019

Updated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data to support current/constant dollar calculations. Read more about Constant Dollar Data in the Technical Notes.

bugfix07.01.2019

Fixed a bug in which explanatory footnote text was not appearing as expected on the site and Excel downloads.

bugfix07.01.2019

Fixed a user interface issue in which "close" controls for some modal windows were rendering outside the viewable area and were unusable.

bugfix07.01.2019

Reset view to the top of the screen when switching tabs in a single indicator view.

design change07.01.2019

Added controls to the Updates page to filter by update type.

design change07.01.2019

Improved the display of data footnotes in tables, exported data, and downloaded PDF documents.

design change07.01.2019

Fixed inconsistencies in display in Internet Explorer 11 compatibility mode.

data update03.04.2019

Updated the following indicators with new data series that appear in the tool interface (tables, maps, chart, histogram) and in the downloadable spreadsheets: S-10, S-11, S-15, S-16, S-17, S-18, S-19, S-20, S-22, S-23, S-25, S-29, S-30, S-42, S-43, S-44, S-45, S-46, S-47, S-48, S-49, S-50, S-51, S-58, S-59, S-60.

bugfix03.04.2019

Fixed map behavior to avoid panning when using keyboard arrows to navigate the page.

design change03.04.2019

Improved formatting of histogram labels on mobile devices.

design change03.04.2019

To improve clarity, changed chart view labeling and removed multicolored hover indicator.

bugfix02.07.2019

Corrected issue with horizontal axis label alignment in chart view.

bugfix12.19.2018

Fixed alignment of labels at the bottom of the chart view.

bugfix12.19.2018

Stopped a brief "Page Not Found" error from appearing when viewing certain pages.

design change12.19.2018

Improved the usability of the Updates page.

design change12.19.2018

Added a "Recent Update" badge to the homepage to show which indicators had been updated recently.

design change12.19.2018

Added the indicator number to the list of indicators on the homepage.

bugfix10.18.2018

Fixed display of units for data presented in millions of dollars.

data update09.27.2018

Updated the following indicators with new data series that appear in the tool interface (tables, maps, chart, histogram) and in the downloadable spreadsheets: S-1, S-2, S-5, S-6, S-9, S-10, S-15, S-16, S-17, S-18, S-19, S-21, S-24, S-25, S-26, S-27, S-29, S-30, S-32, S-34, S-35, S-36, S-37, S-38, S-39, S-41, S-44, S-45, S-46, S-55, S-56, S-57, S-58.

bugfix09.27.2018

Corrected issue with constant/current dollar toggle not working in certain browser versions.

design change09.27.2018

Added map labeling for Alaska, Hawaii, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; minor style updates to date presentation.

bugfix08.06.2018

Fixed malfunctioning tooltips and sparklines in certain Firefox versions; adjusted table sorting; changed quartile labels in the map legend to show consistent significant digits.

design change08.06.2018

Inserted additional labeling on line charts to clarify current or constant dollar selection.

data update06.07.2018

Updated Indicators S-10, S-11, S-21, S-26, S-28, S-33, S-42, S-47 with new data series, appearing in the tool interface (tables, maps, chart, histogram) as well as in the downloadable spreadsheets.

text change06.07.2018

Added 'Last Updated' and 'Recommended Citation' information to indicator pages; added iconography to the Technical Notes pages.

bugfix06.07.2018

Remedied an issue with blank table cells appearing in certain file exports; improved performance by speeding the initial application load.

bugfix04.19.2018

Fixed cases where states with special characters disappeared when sorting tables.

design change04.19.2018

Minor formatting changes to the landing page to accommodate long indicator names on mobile devices and improve iconography.

text change04.19.2018

Added Table S-A and S-B to the Downloads page.

errata03.01.2018

Value for Appropriations of State Tax Funds for Higher Education for Idaho in 2000 corrected from 0 to NA.

bugfix03.01.2018

The Excel download tables have been updated to show the most appropriate number of digits after the decimal for each data element. Duplicate information in the source and notes text has been removed.

design change03.01.2018

Minor formatting changes. Updated Overview page to include team acknowledgments. Added Updates page.