Carnegie Classifications Updated

The Indiana University's Center for Postsecondary Research recently unveiled the new Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education – the first produced since the project shifted to IU from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The 2015 Classification update retains the same structure of six parallel classifications initially adopted in 2005: Basic (the traditional Carnegie Classification framework), Undergraduate Instructional Program, Graduate Instructional Program, Enrollment Profile, Undergraduate Profile, and Size & Setting.

The update includes a number of changes, the most significant of which involves how associate-granting institutions are classified. Other notable changes include new category labels for Doctoral Universities and some changes to the way the classifications and categories are listed.

Colleges and universities have been reviewing their data for the last month or so in advance of the official release, according to Inside Higher Ed.


Related Links

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education Press Release

Inside Higher Ed