ERIC Number: ED457775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 2000 Edition. A Technical Report.
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, CA.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is the framework in which institutional diversity in United States higher education is commonly described. Developed in 1971, the Classification was designed to support research in higher education by identifying categories of colleges and universities that would be homogeneous with respect to the functions of the institutions and characteristics of students and faculty members. This publication introduces and provides background on an updated Classification that makes limited changes to current data. By 2005, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching plans to issue a classification system that replaces the old classification with a series of classifications that recognize the many dimensions of institutional commonality and difference. This edition, a step toward the greater revisions planned in the future, contains: (1) category definitions; (2) technical notes; (3) summary information about the 2000 edition; and (4) a detailed introduction titled "The 2000 Carnegie Classification: Background and Description" by Alexander C. McCormick. (Contains 3 figures, 19 tables, and 13 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Classification, Colleges, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, CA.