Goal 2: Discovery Dashboard

Excel in research, creative activity, and innovation in all disciplines.

WVU’s success in implementing and achieving Goal 2 “Excel in research, creative activity, and innovation in all disciplines” can be measured in part by the university’s research expenditures. This dashboard tracks WVU’s sponsored research expenditures, research and development expenditures by source of funds, and WVU’s research expenditures compared to peer institutions. Peer institutions vary in faculty and student count relative to WVU, so that trends should be compared rather than absolute data.

Click on each bar to see semiannual expenditures. Click the 'Return to Overview' button on the top right of the chart to return to annual expenditures. Expenditures are restricted to externally funded research awards. Values are reported in actual dollars, not corrected for inflation.

Total expenditures are science and engineering (S&E) and non-S&E research and development expenditures as reported to the National Science Foundation for FY 2004 – 2013.

This graph shows total research and development expenditures by source of funds as reported to the National Science Foundation. Note: Expenditures for FY 2004 – 2009 do not include non-science and engineering amounts. Beginning in FY 2010, the NSF HERD survey includes non-science and engineering expenditures by source of funds. The category 'Industry' includes 'Business' and 'Nonprofit' expenditures. Due to rounding, totals may not add up to total research and development expenditures reported in previous graph.

This graph shows the median of total research and development expenditures at WVU's Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and Mission peer institutions as reported in the National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey. Total research and development expenditures include federal government, institution, state and local government, industry, and other funding sources.

This graph shows the median of federal research and development expenditures at WVU's Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and Mission peer institutions as reported in the National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey.

HEPC Peers:

  • North Carolina State University – Raleigh
  • SUNY at Buffalo
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland – College Park
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
  • University of Nevada – Reno
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech

Mission Peers:

  • Michigan State University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Florida
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
  • University of Nevada – Reno
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison