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Table A-3. Institutions surveyed for the Higher Education Research and Development Survey, by highest degree granted and survey population for FYs 2012–13: FYs 2008–13
  2012 2013
Highest degree granted 2008 2009 2010 2011 Short form
survey
populationa
HERD Survey
population
Short form
survey
populationa
HERD Survey
population
All respondents 690 711 744 912 242 651 246 645
     Doctorate 359 360 420 455 36 419 45 434
     Professional NA NA NA 97 34 54 41 41
     Master's 182 191 241 251 115 132 108 124
     Bachelor's 149 160 83 109 57 46 52 46

NA = not available; prior to FY 2011 institutions were not classified by professional degrees.
HERD = higher education research and development.
a Institutions reporting less than $1 million received a shorter version of the survey questionnaire in FYs 2012–13.
NOTES: Prior to FY 2010, the survey was known as Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges and classified institutions based on the highest degree granted in science and engineering fields. Beginning in FY 2010, classifications were based on highest degree granted in all fields.
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.