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R&D'S TOP 10
Top institutions in federal research-and-development expenditures in fiscal 2000:

Johns Hopkins University*
$793,266,000
University of Washington $389,622,000
Stanford University $367,127,000
University of Michigan $364,033,000
University of California-San Diego $326,037,000
University of Pennsylvania $312,434,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology** $306,668,000
University of Colorado $300,394,000
Columbia University $283,163,000
Harvard University $281,699,000

*Figure includes the Applied Physics Laboratory
**Excludes research-and-development expenditures at university associated federal financed research-and-development centers.
Prism—Basic data: National Science Foundation

 

PROFESSOR'S PAY
Average faculty salaries at 4-year institutions, 2001-02, in these fields:

 
Private
Public
Chemical engineering
$87,577
$84,748
Civil engineering
$75,669
$77,550
Electrical, electronics, engineering
$83,564
$82,301
General engineering
$81,687
$75,883
Mechanical engineering
$78,865
$77,057

Prism—Basic data: College and University Professional Association for Human Resources

 

DEAN'S LIST
Median salary of college deans at doctoral institutions 2001-2002 in these disciplines:

1 Medicine
$291,308
2 Law $202,400
3 Business $175,208
4 Engineering $170,642
5 Arts and Sciences $146,932
6 Education $130,858
7 Graduate programs $124,272

Prism—Basic data: College and University Professional Association for Human Resources

 

WHAT THEY'RE LIKE
Characteristics of engineering doctorates in 2000:

Degrees conferred: 5,330
Median number of years registered as a graduate student:
6.8
Median number of years from bachelor's to doctoral:
8.7
Median age at conferral:
31.4
Proportion with bachelor's degree in same field as doctorate: 74%

Prism—Basic data: Survey of Earned Doctorates

 
 
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