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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.

Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $922 million in fiscal year 2018. The National Science Foundation’s most recent Higher Education Research and Development Survey ranks Texas A&M at 19th with research and development expenditures of more than $905.4 million during fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s rare triple designation as a land-, sea-, and space-grant 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. 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.

Research Expenditures (FY18)

Values are in Millions
FieldExpenditures
Life Sciences$343
Psychology$3
Social Sciences$29
Other Sciences$5
Non-S&E Fields$40
Engineering$301
Physical Sciences$55
Geosciences, Atmospheric, and Ocean Sciences$115
Mathematics and Statistics$9
Computer and Information Science$22

Rankings

 

 

#4

In National Science Foundation Funding

Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, FY17

 

 

#19

In Total Research Expenditures in the nation

Based on total research expenditures of $905M for fiscal year 2017 NSF Survey