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Top ten in total research expenditures among US public higher education institutions (NSF HERD Survey)

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.

Texas A&M ranked 16th in the most recent National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey based on expenditures of more than $1.148 billion in fiscal year 2021. The survey places Texas A&M first among Texas institutions and in the top ten among the nation’s public schools. 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 (FY2021)

Values are in Millions

Rankings

#4In National Science Foundation Funding

Higher education Research & Development NSF Survey, fiscal year 2021

#16IN TOTAL RESEARCH EXPENDITURES IN THE NATION

Based on total research expenditures of $1.148B for fiscal year 2021 NSF Survey

About Research@Texas A&M

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.