Stats and Rankings

NC State is a leading public research university — and the world is taking notice. See where we excel.

A Hub For Innovation

We’re a leader in big data, biomedical engineering, materials science, food safety, translational medicine and more.

  • $398 million in new sponsored research awards
  • $1.4 billion in research proposals submitted
  • 74 large-scale proposal submissions
  • 2nd in industry expenditures among public institutions without a medical school
  • 9th in all expenditures among public institutions without a medical school

#2 in Licenses and Options Executed

among public universities without a medical school

Fueling the Economy

We create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity. Across our state and nation, citizens see the results in research advances, innovative technologies and successful companies.

  • 170+ startups and spinoffs based on NC State research
  • More than $1.7 billion in financing raised by NC State startups
  • 4th in startups launched among public universities without a medical school
  • 70+ partners on our Centennial Campus

#5 in Invention Disclosures

among public universities without a medical school

Commercialization Is Key

We drive economic growth by bringing NC State’s best and brightest innovations to market. We work alongside inventors and industry leaders to accelerate leading-edge startups.

  • More than 1,500 patents issued
  • More than 600 products to market
  • 75% increase in startups launched over five years
  • 800+ commercialization agreements

$541 Million

in reported FY19 research expenditures