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 20th with research and development expenditures of more than $952 million in fiscal year 2019. 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 (FY19)

Values are in Millions
Life Sciences$351
Social Sciences$31
Other Sciences$5
Non-S&E Fields$41
Physical Sciences$56
Geosciences, Atmospheric, and Ocean Sciences$114
Mathematics and Statistics$9
Computer and Information Science$22





In National Science Foundation Funding

Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, fiscal year 2018




In Total Research Expenditures in the nation

Based on total research expenditures of $922M for fiscal year 2018 NSF Survey