2021 College and University Rankings for
Federal Social and Behavioral Science R&D

This data comes from the National Center for Science and Education Statistics’ Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey for fiscal year 2019. The “Federal R&D” column lists combined federal research and development expenditures for social sciences, psychology, law, communications, and social work. These rankings also include Click here for a printer-friendly PDF.

CORRECTION 3/26/21: The previously released COSSA R&D Rankings contained a calculation error that caused some fields to be counted twice, resulting in inaccurate final totals. This version has been corrected, and as a result the ranks of a number of universities have shifted. COSSA sincerely regrets the error. Please contact jmilton@cossa.org with questions about the rankings.

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