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The Leadership Connect data science team looked at federal awards with public universities over the past five years to analyze how much government work they receive and which offices work with each school. We then compare a school to their peers. We are posting our findings for the Top 20 Public schools according to U.S. News’ popular ranking.

Rutgers University ties Florida State University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Washington at #19.

Some individuals who may have been involved in federal spend decisions with the university include Governor Phil Murphy; their Chief of Staff (Acting) Zakiya W. Smith Ellis; Rutgers University President Dr. Jonathan Scott Holloway; their Chief of Staff Brian Ballentine; and their Vice President, Federal Relations Francine Newsome Pfeiffer.

rutgers fedspend

Funding Office NameFunding Department/AgencyTotal Number of AwardsTop NAICS CodesTotal Dollars Obligated
Transportation Security AdministrationUnited States Department of Homeland Security1541720$736,740
NASA Shared Services CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration2$647,363
Office of InfrastructureUnited States Department of Transportation2541330$643,706
Office of Research, Development and TechnologyUnited States Department of Transportation1541330$642,288
Naval Service Training CommandUnited States Department of Defense1611310$262,142
Office of Acquisition and Contract ManagementPeace Corps1611310$54,891
Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationUnited States Department of Labor2611710$6,400
Jaycie Risch

Business Development, Leadership Connect. We are a data-driven decision intelligence company focused on the public sector. We enable over 40,000 top-performers, leaders and new hires to make better and faster decisions every day in the policy and procurement communities.