Research and Development Funding

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. Texas A&M ranked in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey (2016), based on expenditures of more than $892.7 million in fiscal year 2016 (see graphic below). Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world. To learn more, visit


In addition, Texas A&M University ranks number 24 on a list of 40 colleges spending the most on research, 2016’s Highest Research and Development Budgets. “This ranking informs readers about not only the top schools for research investment, but also the schools that contribute the most funding to research in specific fields,” the website says.