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2000 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning

Reproduced from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning, 2000 Edition: A Technical Report (Menlo Park, CA: Carnegie Publications, 2001), http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/downloads/2000_edition_data_printable.pdf.

Doctoral Institutions

Doctoral/Research Universities—Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. During the period studied, they awarded 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines.

Doctoral/Research Universities—Intensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. During the period studied, they awarded at least 10 doctoral degrees per year across 3 or more disciplines, or at least 20 doctoral degrees per year overall.

Master’s Colleges and Universities

Master’s Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master’s degree. During the period studied, they awarded 40 or more master’s degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Master’s Colleges and Universities II: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master’s degree. During the period studied, they awarded 20 or more master’s degrees per year.

Baccalaureate Colleges

Baccalaureate Colleges—Liberal Arts: These institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with a major emphasis on baccalaureate programs. During the period studied, they awarded at least half of their baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts fields.

Baccalaureate Colleges—General: These institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with a major emphasis on baccalaureate programs. During the period studied, they awarded less than half of their baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts fields.

Baccalaureate/Associate’s Colleges: These institutions are undergraduate colleges where the majority of conferrals are at the subbaccalaureate level (associate’s degrees and certificates). During the period studied, bachelor’s degrees accounted for at least 10 percent, but less than half, of all undergraduate awards.

Associate’s Colleges

These institutions offer associate’s degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.* This group includes institutions where, during the period studied, bachelor’s degrees represented less than 10 percent of all undergraduate awards.

* This group includes community, junior, and technical colleges.