New Faculty Research Luncheon
Bovine stomach lab
Mark McClellan giving an award
Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow Stephanie Kung

By the numbers

Utah State University is Utah’s land-grant and space grant institution. Its Carnegie classification is RU/H, a research university with high research activity. USU consists of the Logan Campus, a regional college (USU-Eastern) and three regional campuses (Brigham City, Tooele, Uintah Basin).

USU has eight academic colleges: Caine College of the Arts, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, College of Engineering, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, and the College of Science. USU also has a highly productive Extension.

USU ranks second in the nation in aerospace and aeronautical research funding and third in the nation in external funding for a college of education. USU also consistently is ranked highly as a high value university for graduate students and undergraduates.

1Source: USU Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation
2Source: USU Sponsored Programs

* Includes financial aid, Pell grants, federal formula funds and gifts for research.

1 “Miscellaneous” is a catch-all category, with the Provost’s Office, Administrative Services, and Regional Campuses accounting for the majority of these revenues.
2 AWS awards for FY12 in the amount of $488,864 have been included with the USURF totals.
3 AWS awards were not included when calculating the percentage of change over the previous years.
4 Financial aid, primarily Pell grant revenues, are anticipated to gradually increase in future years.

Source: NSF HERD Survey
1 Includes tuition remissions to graduate students working on research. This information was not available for FY11-FY13.


1 NSF HERD report
2 IPEDS Data Center (This differs from the calculations used for internal tracking on page 60.)
3 Includes non-tenure track instructional faculty
4 Based on the total number of tenured plus tenure-track faculty. Instructional faculty were excluded.

1 Fiscal year
2 Source: USU Sponsored Programs
3 Calendar year
4 Source: National Science Foundation
5 Source: Digital Measures


1 Based on degree seeking students, both graduate and undergraduate
1 Source: Digital Measures

Yearly totals are calculated based on RGS’s portion of full new faculty startup amount; some new startups are paid over multiple years.
Averages are based on total new faculty startup amount.