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Upcoming Carnegie classification updates

Nov 13, 2023

American Council on Education (ACE) & the Carnegie Foundation announced new, more transparent methodology for "R1” designation & an overall shift to multi-dimensional categories reflecting diversity of colleges:

  • The iteration of the Carnegie Classifications that will be released in early 2025 will revise the Basic Classification to  create new, expanded multi-dimensional groupings that go beyond the current single label (such as Master’s Colleges and Universities: Medium Programs.)
  • Theses classification categories, under development now, will describe more accurately the multifaceted nature of today’s colleges and universities and their missions.
  • The 2025 Carnegie Classifications also will make significant changes to how research is recognized, including to the methodology that determines whether an institution is classified as R1.

See FAQs, how to provide feedback and more on the Carnegie classification website.

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