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Missouri Ranks High Among Border States for Research and Development Funding

Academic Research and DevelopmentMissouri ranked 2nd among Border States for academic research and development expenditures with over $1.1 billion in spending in 2011. Among border states, only Illinois ranked higher in R & D funding. Funding was received from the federal government, state government, business, non-profit corporations, institution funds and other sources.

2011 Research and Development Border States' chart

The federal government remains the largest source of academic R&D funding, accounting for over 60 percent of total R&D expenditures. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the National Institutes of Health, has historically been the largest provider of federal R&D funding to universities and colleges. The National Science Foundation was the second largest provider.

Missouri Border States Research and Development Funding
Area All R&D
Expenditures
Federal
Government
State and Local
Government
Business Nonprofit
Organizations
Institution
Funds
All Other
Sources
United States $65,073,411 $40,764,823 $3,819,470 $12,444,705 $3,162,464 $3,840,381 $1,041,568
    Illinois $2,352,936 $1,534,005 $59,844 $515,562 $99,033 $129,594 $14,898
    Missouri $1,121,330 $695,188 $26,269 $235,695 $60,018 $60,003 $44,157
    Tennessee $1,016,962 $719,313 $35,699 $192,349 $30,302 $35,227 $4,072
    Iowa $724,608 $407,822 $48,917 $205,524 $34,250 $26,280 $1,815
    Kentucky $596,081 $293,625 $61,274 $190,284 $20,605 $18,307 $11,986
    Kansas $525,645 $262,146 $50,038 $142,685 $37,002 $22,730 $11,044
    Oklahoma $388,762 $193,477 $49,233 $103,170 $26,318 $7,229 $9,335
    Arkansas $282,628 $139,384 $57,652 $61,671 $10,710 $2,274 $10,937
*in thousands

 

 

Source: National Science Foundation

 

 



 
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