We’re Number 111!
The National Science Foundation just released its ranking for university spending on Research and Development for fiscal year 2008, and Georgetown is ranked 111th. According to the rankings, Georgetown spent $143 million on research and development during fiscal year 2008.
Our ranking is a slight improvement over the previous year, when we came in 113th and spent $132 million on R&D. In fiscal year 2006 we came in 117th, with $119 million spent on R&D.
Our R&D spending is still dwarfed by several nearby schools, though. John Hopkins University, which maintained it first place ranking for the 3oth year in a row, spent $1.7 billion on R & D. We were also beat out by Virginia Tech, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Maryland at Baltimore, University of Virginia, George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University.