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Table A-18. Imputed amounts for total and federally financed higher education R&D equipment expenditures, by R&D field: FY 2013
(Dollars in thousands)
  Total Federally financed
R&D field All separately budgeted
R&D expenditures
Imputed amount Imputed amount
as % of total
All separately budgeted
R&D expenditures
Imputed amount Imputed amount
as % of total
All R&D fields 2,251,846 7,378 0.3 1,236,003 4,755 0.4
     All science and engineering 2,208,258 82,232 3.7 1,225,452 35,132 2.9
          Computer sciences 272,891 6,541 2.4 235,918 1,893 0.8
          Environmental sciences 116,161 1,420 1.2 76,869 768 1.0
               Atmospheric sciences 18,262 319 1.7 15,418 145 0.9
               Earth sciences 46,643 107 0.2 29,487 74 0.3
               Oceanography 38,711 448 1.2 24,472 182 0.7
               Environmental sciences, nec 12,545 546 4.4 7,492 367 4.9
          Life sciences 746,303 16,997 2.3 347,798 11,367 3.3
               Agricultural sciences 78,846 382 0.5 24,349 174 0.7
               Biological sciences 312,026 7,682 2.5 164,029 4,624 2.8
               Medical sciences 316,872 7,595 2.4 141,723 4,813 3.4
               Life sciences, nec 38,559 1,338 3.5 17,697 1,756 9.9
          Mathematical sciences 6,854 1,788 26.1 4,704 708 15.1
          Physical sciences 328,879 11,891 3.6 230,849 3,725 1.6
               Astronomy 19,663 1,862 9.5 15,007 638 4.3
               Chemistry 117,419 1,503 1.3 68,788 736 1.1
               Physics 166,465 5,833 3.5 129,191 1,807 1.4
               Physical sciences, nec 25,332 2,693 10.6 17,863 544 3.0
          Psychology 13,600 91 0.7 5,234 53 1.0
          Social sciences 12,216 1,153 9.4 4,920 227 4.6
               Economics 2,703 36 1.3 1,955 5 0.3
               Political sciences 611 30 4.9 252 7 2.8
               Sociology 2,405 907 37.7 691 95 13.7
               Social sciences, nec 6,497 180 2.8 2,022 120 5.9
          Sciences, nec 48,570 2,060 4.2 15,626 251 1.6
          Engineering 662,784 40,291 6.1 303,534 16,140 5.3
               Aeronautical and astronautical engineering 35,092 11,459 32.7 14,133 2,558 18.1
               Bioengineering and biomedical engineering 46,830 10,976 23.4 19,633 957 4.9
               Chemical engineering 58,507 16,099 27.5 18,235 1,431 7.8
               Civil engineering 61,446 27,098 44.1 18,368 1,208 6.6
               Electrical engineering 160,464 38,728 24.1 92,951 6,953 7.5
               Mechanical engineering 109,569 28,765 26.3 58,576 5,210 8.9
               Metallurgical and materials engineering 63,001 11,657 18.5 28,429 736 2.6
               Engineering, nec 127,875 39,447 30.8 53,209 6,691 12.6
     All non-science and engineering 43,588 983 2.3 10,551 433 4.1
          Business and management 7,447 155 2.1 656 21 3.2
          Communications, journalism, and library science 1,622 15 0.9 646 2 0.3
          Education 6,093 180 3.0 3,676 101 2.7
          Humanities 3,158 327 10.4 779 148 19.0
          Law 241 87 36.1 89 78 87.6
          Social work 281 26 9.3 158 5 3.2
          Visual and performing arts 1,470 41 2.8 136 0 0.0
          Non-science and engineering, nec 23,276 152 0.7 4,411 78 1.8

nec = not elsewhere classified.
NOTES: Imputation rate at total level is lower than imputation rates at detail levels because some institutions could provide totals but not details. Because of rounding, detail may not add to total. Percentages calculated on unrounded numbers. This table includes only institutions reporting $1 million or more in total R&D expenditures in FY 2012. Institutions reporting less than $1 million in total R&D expenditures in FY 2012 completed a shorter version of the survey form in FY 2013, and that form did not include this question.
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.