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America’s Top 12 Research Universities, Based on Research Spending In 2017

In the largely futile debate to determine America’s Best Research University, the folks at National Science Foundation have released its 2016 HERD survey date, showing that Johns Hopkins University retained NO. 1 place in the national research rankings.

Higher Education Research and Development data on Johns Hopkins Universit’s 2016 R&D expenditures for research show the university remains a research powerhouse with nearly $2.4 billion in annual expenditures for research across all fields.

The HERD survey placed University of Michigan Ann Arbor (R&D spending: 1.43 billion) in second ahead of University of Pennsylvania (R&D spending: 1.30 billion) into third; while University of California San Francisco (R&D spending: 1.29 billion) ranked fourth, and University of Washington Seattle (R&D spending: 1.27 billion) fifth.

America’s Top 12 Research colleges and universities Based on Research Spending In 2017

  1. Johns Hopkins University
    Research spending: 2.43 billion
  2. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Research spending: 1.43 billion
  3. University of Pennsylvania
    Research spending: 1.30 billion
  4. University of California, San Francisco
    Research spending: 1.29 billion
  5. University of Washington, Seattle
    Research spending: 1.27 billion
  6. University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Research spending: 1.15 billion
  7. University of California, San Diego
    Research spending: 1.08 billion
  8. Harvard University
    Research spending: 1.07 billion
  9. Stanford University
    Research spending: 1.06 billion
  10. Duke University
    Research spending: 1.05 billion
  11. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Research spending: 1.04 billion
  12. University of California, Los Angeles
    Research spending: 1.03 billion

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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