Research Facts

  • SDSU faculty and staff received $134.3 million to support their research programs.
  • The National Institutes of Health awarded $19.7 million to SDSU researchers.
  • The National Science Foundation awarded $9.4 million to SDSU researchers.
  • SDSU is classified as an R2 Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity by The Carnegie Foundation.
  • Approximately 500 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students across 50 disciplines participated in SDSU’s Student Research Symposium – an annual forum in which they showcase their faculty-mentored research.
  • Money magazine ranked SDSU one of the nation’s top universities for educational quality, affordability and graduate earnings.
  • SDSU was included on Princeton Review’s List of “The Best 382 Colleges.”
  • SDSU is ranked #68 among public universities and #140 among national universities in the U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Colleges list. • Graduate programs ranked in the top 50 nationally include: aerospace engineering (#37); audiology (#30); clinical psychology (#25); health care management (#47); nursing midwifery (#28); public health (#39); rehabilitation counseling (#10); speech language pathology (#24); and the online graduate education program (#22).
  • U.S. News and World Report ranked SDSU among the top 10 full-time MBA programs with the highest proportion of women.
  • The Campus Pride Index ranked SDSU highly for the eighth consecutive year; in 2017, SDSU was on its top 25 list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.

2016-2017 Research Brochure