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Table 4. Higher education R&D expenditures, by source of funds, character of work, highest degree granted, and institutional control: FYs 2010–13
(Dollars in thousands)
  Total Federal Nonfederal
Fiscal year and
type of institution
All R&D
expenditures
Basic
research
Applied
research
Development All R&D
expenditures
Basic
research
Applied
research
Development All R&D
expenditures
Basic
research
Applied
research
Development
2010                        
All institutions 61,257,398 40,284,833 15,727,026 5,245,539 37,477,100 25,433,743 9,394,434 2,648,923 23,780,298 14,851,090 6,332,592 2,596,616
    Doctorate 60,236,393 39,705,378 15,411,204 5,119,811 36,829,426 25,078,544 9,190,905 2,559,977 23,406,967 14,626,834 6,220,299 2,559,834
    Nondoctorate 1,021,005 579,455 315,822 125,728 647,674 355,199 203,529 88,946 373,331 224,256 112,293 36,782
    Public 41,231,333 27,065,641 10,637,171 3,528,521 23,349,370 15,829,220 5,723,934 1,796,216 17,881,963 11,236,421 4,913,237 1,732,305
    Private 20,026,065 13,219,192 5,089,855 1,717,018 14,127,730 9,604,523 3,670,500 852,707 5,898,335 3,614,669 1,419,355 864,311
2011                        
All institutions 65,282,162 42,382,453 17,218,324 5,681,385 40,770,789 27,167,449 10,667,502 2,935,838 24,511,373 15,215,004 6,550,822 2,745,547
    Doctorate 64,071,941 41,735,365 16,793,178 5,543,398 40,012,523 26,776,981 10,394,022 2,841,520 24,059,418 14,958,384 6,399,156 2,701,878
    Nondoctorate 1,210,221 647,088 425,146 137,987 758,266 390,468 273,480 94,318 451,955 256,620 151,666 43,669
    Public 43,918,267 28,682,630 11,585,670 3,649,967 25,385,959 17,016,141 6,571,448 1,798,370 18,532,308 11,666,489 5,014,222 1,851,597
    Private 21,363,895 13,699,823 5,632,654 2,031,418 15,384,830 10,151,308 4,096,054 1,137,468 5,979,065 3,548,515 1,536,600 893,950
2012                        
All institutions 65,744,254 41,835,939 17,903,627 6,004,688 40,151,011 26,165,922 10,849,200 3,135,889 25,593,243 15,670,017 7,054,427 2,868,799
    Doctorate 64,709,107 41,270,412 17,558,902 5,879,793 39,495,933 25,809,626 10,629,366 3,056,941 25,213,174 15,460,786 6,929,536 2,822,852
    Nondoctorate 1,035,147 565,527 344,725 124,895 655,078 356,296 219,834 78,948 380,069 209,231 124,891 45,947
    Public 44,176,507 28,467,159 11,993,582 3,715,766 25,116,236 16,574,351 6,691,127 1,850,758 19,060,271 11,892,808 5,302,455 1,865,008
    Private 21,567,747 13,368,780 5,910,045 2,288,922 15,034,775 9,591,571 4,158,073 1,285,131 6,532,972 3,777,209 1,751,972 1,003,791
2013                        
All institutions 67,041,154 42,822,453 17,925,423 6,293,278 39,470,157 25,853,073 10,540,359 3,076,725 27,570,997 16,969,380 7,385,064 3,216,553
    Doctorate 66,164,960 42,334,654 17,650,425 6,179,881 38,966,161 25,604,285 10,361,684 3,000,192 27,198,799 16,730,369 7,288,741 3,179,689
    Nondoctorate 876,194 487,799 274,998 113,397 503,996 248,788 178,675 76,533 372,198 239,011 96,323 36,864
    Public 44,870,141 28,574,800 12,228,307 4,067,034 24,705,288 16,209,963 6,655,191 1,840,134 20,164,853 12,364,837 5,573,116 2,226,900
    Private 22,171,013 14,247,653 5,697,116 2,226,244 14,764,869 9,643,110 3,885,168 1,236,591 7,406,144 4,604,543 1,811,948 989,653

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey.
Data from survey cycle FY 2013, as of 31 July 2014.