This dashboard contains data from the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey, which is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The survey collects data on research and development expenditures at U.S. colleges and universities. Data is available from fiscal year 2010 onward.

Data Sources

AAUDE Data Warehouse - NSF HERD Survey

Report Update Cadence:

  • Once a year, typically December/January (after the official release of the NSF HERD Survey data)
  • NSF HERD Survey expenditure categories, fund sources, cost types, and fields are used throughout the dashboard. More information about the NSF HERD Survey can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srvyherd/#sd 
  • A maximum of 30 institutions are included in the “Peer Comparisons” tab

More information about variables and data definitions used in the NSF HERD Survey can be found in the “Key variables” section: https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srvyherd/#sd