Research is at our Core

Texas A&M University’s standing today—as one of the largest research universities in the United States—is testament to more than 125 years of visionary planning and strategic investment.

The National Science Foundation’s most recent Higher Education Research and Development Survey ranks Texas A&M at 16th with research and development expenditures of more than $892.7 million during fiscal year 2016. Texas A&M’s rare triple designation as a land-, sea-, and spacegrant institution reflects the broad scope of its research, which includes ongoing projects funded by prominent and diverse agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research

Research and Development

As one of the world’s leading research institutions, Texas A&M is at the forefront in making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, including that of science and technology. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017.

NSF Higher Education Research & Development Survey (FY16)
Dollars in Thousands

(In Thousands)
Life Sciences$329,855,000
Social Sciences$28,431,000
Other Sciences$6,207,000
Non-S&E Fields$32,766,000
Physical Sciences$56,123,000
Geosciences, Atmospheric, and Ocean Sciences$113,893,000
Mathematics and Statistics$10,737,000
Computer and Information Science$20,849,000



In National Science Foundation Funding

Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, FY15



In Total Research Expenditures in the nation

Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, FY15