UAH has climbed in multiple national rankings for research and development expenditures according to National Science Foundation (NSF) fiscal 2012 data, which are the most recent available. Overall nationally, UAH advanced to 130th in federally financed higher education R&amp;D expenditures in fiscal 2012 from 135th in fiscal 2011. UAH ranked No. 91 in federally financed R&amp;D expenditures among public institutions of higher education. UAH rose to eighth from 13th in federally financed business and management research expenditures and advanced two positions to 17th in federally financed atmospheric sciences research.