Table 17. Higher education R&D expenditures for equipment, by R&D field, source of funds, and institutional control: FY 2016

(Dollars in thousands)

Fielda All expenditures Federal Nonfederal
Total Public Private Total Public Private Total Public Private
All R&D fields 2,171,192 1,578,451 592,741 965,468 643,291 322,177 1,205,724 935,160 270,564
Science 1,520,132 1,089,375 430,757 704,431 468,191 236,240 815,701 621,184 194,517
Computer and information sciences 96,754 71,777 24,977 52,366 36,154 16,212 44,388 35,623 8,765
Geosciences, atmospheric sciences, and ocean sciences 111,416 97,418 13,998 68,702 58,623 10,079 42,714 38,795 3,919
Atmospheric science and meteorology 20,909 19,558 1,351 17,814 16,548 1,266 3,095 3,010 85
Geological and earth sciences 42,224 35,985 6,239 20,675 16,618 4,057 21,549 19,367 2,182
Ocean sciences and marine sciences 39,091 34,724 4,367 26,214 22,583 3,631 12,877 12,141 736
Geosciences, atmospheric sciences, and ocean sciences, nec 9,192 7,151 2,041 3,999 2,874 1,125 5,193 4,277 916
Life sciences 844,461 588,863 255,598 305,456 186,860 118,596 539,005 402,003 137,002
Agricultural sciences 88,960 86,706 2,254 20,685 20,100 585 68,275 66,606 1,669
Biological and biomedical sciences 365,267 218,385 146,882 150,291 83,965 66,326 214,976 134,420 80,556
Health sciences 337,617 244,291 93,326 120,072 74,580 45,492 217,545 169,711 47,834
Natural resources and conservationb 10,710 10,115 595 3,820 3,489 331 6,890 6,626 264
Life sciences, nec 41,907 29,366 12,541 10,588 4,726 5,862 31,319 24,640 6,679
Mathematics and statistics 9,178 4,624 4,554 4,655 2,666 1,989 4,523 1,958 2,565
Physical sciences 389,000 270,543 118,457 251,844 170,220 81,624 137,156 100,323 36,833
Astronomy and astrophysics 35,887 28,499 7,388 19,948 14,465 5,483 15,939 14,034 1,905
Chemistry 124,657 88,576 36,081 68,167 44,575 23,592 56,490 44,001 12,489
Materials scienceb 9,754 5,589 4,165 4,411 1,877 2,534 5,343 3,712 1,631
Physics 203,193 142,558 60,635 149,649 107,334 42,315 53,544 35,224 18,320
Physical sciences, nec 15,509 5,321 10,188 9,669 1,969 7,700 5,840 3,352 2,488
Psychology 15,035 9,899 5,136 7,711 3,880 3,831 7,324 6,019 1,305
Social sciences 11,823 9,804 2,019 2,756 1,955 801 9,067 7,849 1,218
Anthropologyb 1,200 997 203 527 497 30 673 500 173
Economics 3,708 3,554 154 310 308 2 3,398 3,246 152
Political science and government 610 548 62 79 72 7 531 476 55
Sociology, demography, and population studies 2,201 1,700 501 613 334 279 1,588 1,366 222
Social sciences, nec 4,104 3,005 1,099 1,227 744 483 2,877 2,261 616
Sciences, nec 42,465 36,447 6,018 10,941 7,833 3,108 31,524 28,614 2,910
Engineering 610,785 457,078 153,707 251,999 168,920 83,079 358,786 288,158 70,628
Aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering 43,655 30,988 12,667 26,299 21,603 4,696 17,356 9,385 7,971
Bioengineering and biomedical engineering 52,636 30,708 21,928 21,998 8,440 13,558 30,638 22,268 8,370
Chemical engineering 46,375 38,888 7,487 20,744 16,431 4,313 25,631 22,457 3,174
Civil engineering 31,297 25,349 5,948 11,071 8,283 2,788 20,226 17,066 3,160
Electrical, electronic, and communications engineering 112,629 74,054 38,575 66,727 46,426 20,301 45,902 27,628 18,274
Industrial and manufacturing engineeringb 6,884 6,743 141 4,762 4,715 47 2,122 2,028 94
Mechanical engineering 71,911 51,937 19,974 32,511 20,885 11,626 39,400 31,052 8,348
Metallurgical and materials engineering 50,304 32,526 17,778 24,650 14,160 10,490 25,654 18,366 7,288
Engineering, nec 195,094 165,885 29,209 43,237 27,977 15,260 151,857 137,908 13,949
Non-S&E 40,275 31,998 8,277 9,038 6,180 2,858 31,237 25,818 5,419
Business management and business administration 3,770 1,858 1,912 94 67 27 3,676 1,791 1,885
Communication and communications technologies 4,752 4,359 393 685 343 342 4,067 4,016 51
Education 9,235 6,272 2,963 3,532 1,379 2,153 5,703 4,893 810
Humanities 3,359 2,304 1,055 51 35 16 3,308 2,269 1,039
Law 197 188 9 114 113 1