Surveys & Analysis NCSES conducts a number of periodic surveys to assess trends in the science and engineering enterprise. Select an individual survey for a detailed description and links to related data, reports, publication series, and products.
View key reports from NCSES on the current state of science and engineering in the United States.
Review information on the state of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise over time and within a global context. This report is congressionally mandated, prepared and released every even-numbered year.
Examine major trends in doctoral education from accredited U.S. academic institutions. Data are organized into categories such as field of study, postgraduation commitments, and characteristics of doctoral recipients.
Our congressionally mandated report explores statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.
The following collections aggregate data and analysis from across NCSES on specific topics.
This series presents data on the federal funding of R&D and R&D components of agency programs. R&D data are classified into federal budget function categories, such as Defense, Health, Space, and Energy.
Review trend data on overall research and development efforts in the United States. Information includes R&D expenditures by sector of performance, source of funds, character of R&D work, R&D-to-GDP ratios, and international comparisons.
Search individual institution profiles to view selected data on doctorates, graduate students, and funding and expenditures. Profiles and corresponding data are based on data collections from four NCSES surveys.
Definitions & Resources
Find definitions to commonly used terms within our methodologies and data tools.View
Master Government List of Federally Funded R&D Centers
Explore the list of federally funded R&D centers, current as of July 2021.View
Search by category to find answers to commonly asked questions.View