Education

Ranking Hawaii’s Return On Investment in University Research

·By Katherine Poythress

Courtesy of the University of Hawaii

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1. For our analysis, we counted only state general fund dollars that went to each university's central system support and four-year campuses. In the case of UCSD, we counted the total amount of state general fund money that went to the campus.


2. Science and Nature publications per $100 million, table.































Science & Nature Publications/$100M
UVM 11
UW 15
UCSD 13
UC DAVIS 1
UH 8





3. Google Scholar publications and citations, table.































Google Scholar Publications/$1M
UVM 98
UW 25
UCSD 34
UC DAVIS 14
UH 13





4. PubMed publications per $1 million, table.































PubMed Publications/$1M
UVM 10
UW 2.4
UCSD 1.0
UC DAVIS 0.7
UH 0.7




5. National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health funding per $10 from state, table.































NSF + NIH/$10
UVM $13.70
UW $3.30
UCSD $4.80
UC DAVIS $2.70
UH $1.90





6. National Academies members per $100 million, table.































NA Members/$100M
UVM 24
UW 12
UCSD 14
UC DAVIS 8
UH 2





7. State plus federal funding per faculty member, table.































State Funding/Faculty Member
UVM $39,049
UW $183,013
UCSD $262,193
UC DAVIS $302,076
UH $277,864 *




*The UH figure could be in the range of $23,000 lower, because the total state investment includes debt service and fringe benefits for the entire system, including community colleges. The figure just for the research campuses is not available.