UT Tyler Carnegie Classification
After presenting five new classification schemes in November 2005, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has released an extensive revision of what it is now referring to as the “basic” classification of U.S. colleges and universities.
The new classifications are organized around three key questions: What is taught? To whom? In what setting? Two of the new classifications focus on the instructional program (one on the undergraduate program, and one on the graduate program). Two describe the profile of enrolled students (one describes the mix of undergraduate and graduate/professional students, while the other focuses on the undergraduate population). Finally, a fifth differentiates institutions with respect to size and residential character.
The Carnegie Classifications are based on data through 2004. Carnegie has not yet issued an update.