The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reviewed data
released by the National Science Foundation. The study
shows that among the top 40 research universities in the country, the UCs are making big $1 billion dollar investments in scientific research and development. In 2016-2017, UCSD and UCLA each saw about a 4% increase in spending reaching over $1 billion. UC Berkeley ($771 million) and UC Davis ($738) slightly decreased their spending by about .5%. Looking at the student populations of each UC during the same year, 2016-2017, the breakdown of research dollars per student reveals UCSD as the forerunner.
2017 UC sample Average R&D Money Spent per student in Dollars ($).
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