Wichita State University

Wichita State tops national rankings for aeronautical engineering research

January 24, 2018 - 11:00 am

Wichita State has been ranked the top university in the country for industry-funded aeronautical engineering research and development.

The new rankings released by the National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development survey, compiled by its National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. It includes information from all reporting universities for fiscal year 2016, when Wichita State reported $31 million in industry-funded aerospace R&D.

That's ahead of the $7 million reported by second-ranked Georgia Institute for Technology.

For universities doing a significant amount of engineering R&D, WSU is second in the nation in the percent of engineering research and development funding provided by industry.

For total aerospace R&D funding, WSU ranked No. 4 in the nation – and No. 1 in Kansas – at $43 million.

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