with CoMs on the same campus had a median faculty size (FTE) of 85.3 (range, 72-114) and a student:faculty ratio of 4.06:1 (range, 3.84:1 to 5.43:1). Six other CVMs without CoMs on the same campus had a median faculty size (FTE) of 88 (range, 70-112), however, these six had a lower student:faculty ratio of 3.72:1 (range, 3.32:1 to 4.43:1). Two of the six CVMs with a CoM co-located on the same campus also had an ARS laboratory nearby, as did three of the six CVMs without a co-located CoM.
The six CVMs sharing campuses with CoMs reported median research expenditures from the NIH of $5.05 million (about $59,250/FTE; range, $36,500-115,000). The six CVMs not co-located with CoMs reported $2.37 million (about $27,000/FTE; range, $10,300-46,100) in median research expenditures from NIH. The expenditures from “total all sources” for the six CVMs on campuses with CoMs were about $12.5 million ($146,000/FTE; range, $84,800-202,400). The six CVMs not co-located with CoMs reported about $6.57 million ($74,700/FTE; range $37,800 to $102,000). Thus, for NIH and “total all sources”, the six CVMs co-located with CoMs reported about twice as much research activity as the six without CoMs on the same campus. That was not the case, however, for research expenditures from USDA. The six schools with co-located CoMs reported median expenditures per FTE of about $12,200 (range, $4,800-27,100) and the six schools without co-located CoMs reported about median expenditures per FTE of $10,000 (range, $0-49,900).
Nine CVMs have an ARS laboratory on or near the campus. Three of the nine also have a co-located CoM. The median faculty FTE of the nine CVMs with ARS laboratories nearby was 91 (range, 76-151) with a student:faculty ratio of 3.59:1 (range, 2.69:1 to 4.48:1). The nine CVMs with ARS laboratories nearby account for 52% of the reported research expenditures from USDA by all CVMs, 23% of the research expenditures from NIH, and 26% of those from “total all sources” reported by all 27 CVMs. When the three CVMs with co-located CoMs are excluded, the remaining six CVMs have 31% of all the CVM expenditures from USDA, 12% from NIH, and 13% from “total all sources”. Among the nine CVMs, the median expenditure per FTE from USDA was about $13,200 (range, $7,000-28,700), from NIH about $45,400 (range, $8,900-79,400) and from “total all sources” about $103,100 (range, $35,700-149,300). Average expenditures per faculty FTE for all 27 CVMs were as follows: USDA, $11,800; NIH, $51,800; and “total all sources” $104,100.
Four CVMs with ARS laboratories nearby but without co-located CoMs were compared with four CVMs with neither ARS nor CoM programs on or near campus. The median faculty FTEs for both groups were 83, but the student:faculty ratios were 3.27:1 (range, 2.69:1 to 3.68:1) and 3.81:1 (range, 3.65:1 to 4.40:1), respectively. The median research expenditures per faculty FTE for the four schools with ARS laboratories nearby were as follows: USDA, about $12,000 (range, $9,700-28,700); NIH, about $28,500 (range, $8,900-79,400); and “total all sources” about $76,300 (range, $35,800-132,300). For the four schools with-