Augsburg was ranked third in Minnesota for the total dollar amount awarded in 2012 by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Augsburg received three awards from NSF last year, totaling more than $1 million. The top two Minnesota NSF grant recipients are the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and the University of Minnesota, Duluth—which means that Augsburg was the leader in NSF funding among private higher education institutions in the state. This achievement was highlighted this past spring in a list published by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.