By the Numbers

A snapshot of Rice research accomplishments in 2021

As one of the nation’s leading universities, Rice pursues pathbreaking research and creates innovative collaborations that contribute to the betterment of the world. With just over 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, Rice produces $182 million in sponsored projects annually. The numbers below reflect sponsored research activity and recognize the highest level of career excellence, achievement and influence.


A snapshot of Rice accomplishments in 2021
Sources: Rice University’s Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance (SPARC) FY21 report, SPARC Cayuse database (CY21), Office of the Provost (CY21), “Highly Cited Researchers” list from Clarivate