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Table 14. Higher education R&D expenditures for equipment, by R&D field, source of funds, and institutional control: FY 2013
(Dollars in thousands)
  All expenditures Federal Nonfederal
Field Total Public Private Total Public Private Total Public Private
All R&D fields 2,251,846 1,653,126 598,720 1,236,003 863,297 372,706 1,015,843 789,829 226,014
    Science 1,545,474 1,116,763 428,711 921,918 648,205 273,713 623,556 468,558 154,998
        Computer sciences 272,891 252,632 20,259 235,918 222,883 13,035 36,973 29,749 7,224
        Environmental sciences 116,161 96,584 19,577 76,869 61,656 15,213 39,292 34,928 4,364
            Atmospheric sciences 18,262 14,736 3,526 15,418 12,423 2,995 2,844 2,313 531
            Earth sciences 46,643 34,483 12,160 29,487 19,589 9,898 17,156 14,894 2,262
            Oceanography 38,711 36,352 2,359 24,472 23,118 1,354 14,239 13,234 1,005
            Environmental sciences, nec 12,545 11,013 1,532 7,492 6,526 966 5,053 4,487 566
        Life sciences 746,303 494,054 252,249 347,798 202,925 144,873 398,505 291,129 107,376
            Agricultural sciences 78,846 78,252 594 24,349 23,912 437 54,497 54,340 157
            Biological sciences 312,026 180,212 131,814 164,029 86,376 77,653 147,997 93,836 54,161
            Medical sciences 316,872 215,073 101,799 141,723 86,782 54,941 175,149 128,291 46,858
            Life sciences, nec 38,559 20,517 18,042 17,697 5,855 11,842 20,862 14,662 6,200
        Mathematical sciences 6,854 3,528 3,326 4,704 2,784 1,920 2,150 744 1,406
        Physical sciences 328,879 210,977 117,902 230,849 139,592 91,257 98,030 71,385 26,645
            Astronomy 19,663 12,858 6,805 15,007 9,771 5,236 4,656 3,087 1,569
            Chemistry 117,419 82,677 34,742 68,788 43,760 25,028 48,631 38,917 9,714
            Physics 166,465 104,838 61,627 129,191 79,543 49,648 37,274 25,295 11,979
            Physical sciences, nec 25,332 10,604 14,728 17,863 6,518 11,345 7,469 4,086 3,383
        Psychology 13,600 10,244 3,356 5,234 3,144 2,090 8,366 7,100 1,266
        Social sciences 12,216 8,428 3,788 4,920 2,521 2,399 7,296 5,907 1,389
            Economics 2,703 737 1,966 1,955 190 1,765 748 547 201
            Political sciences 611 471 140 252 165 87 359 306 53
            Sociology 2,405 1,132 1,273 691 414 277 1,714 718 996
            Social sciences, nec 6,497 6,088 409 2,022 1,752 270 4,475 4,336 139
        Sciences, nec 48,570 40,316 8,254 15,626 12,700 2,926 32,944 27,616 5,328
    Engineering 662,784 502,812 159,972 303,534 207,126 96,408 359,250 295,686 63,564
        Aeronautical and astronautical engineering 35,092 23,438 11,654 14,133 9,584 4,549 20,959 13,854 7,105
        Bioengineering and biomedical engineering 46,830 37,163 9,667 19,633 13,008 6,625 27,197 24,155 3,042
        Chemical engineering 58,507 47,129 11,378 18,235 12,428 5,807 40,272 34,701 5,571
        Civil engineering 61,446 54,672 6,774 18,368 13,934 4,434 43,078 40,738 2,340
        Electrical engineering 160,464 122,687 37,777 92,951 69,193 23,758 67,513 53,494 14,019
        Mechanical engineering 109,569 73,729 35,840 58,576 32,724 25,852 50,993 41,005 9,988
        Metallurgical and materials engineering 63,001 46,987 16,014 28,429 18,005 10,424 34,572 28,982 5,590
        Engineering, nec 127,875 97,007 30,868 53,209 38,250 14,959 74,666 58,757 15,909
    Non-S&E 43,588 33,551 10,037 10,551 7,966 2,585 33,037 25,585 7,452
        Business and management 7,447 6,756 691 656 395 261 6,791 6,361 430
        Communications, journalism, and library science 1,622 1,258 364 646 448 198 976 810 166
        Education 6,093 4,757 1,336 3,676 3,022 654 2,417 1,735 682
        Humanities 3,158 2,611 547 779 565 214 2,379 2,046 333
        Law 241 128 113 89 12 77 152 116 36
        Social work 281 216 65 158 113 45 123 103 20
        Visual and performing arts 1,470 1,003 467 136 109 27 1,334 894 440
        Non-S&E, nec 23,276 16,822 6,454 4,411 3,302 1,109 18,865 13,520 5,345

nec = not elsewhere classified; S&E = science and engineering.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey, FY 2013.
Data from survey cycle FY 2013, as of 31 July 2014.