Research universities can prepare future professionals to tackle and create solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education system attempts to classify and distinguish universities in terms of their research productivity, with Research One (R1) being the pinnacle of distinction.
What does it take to reach R1?
To reach our lofty but achievable research goals will require progress in each of the seven measures monitored by Carnegie. We have made tremendous progress in recent years, moving from the third tier – or R3 designation – to R2, and with concentrated effort and investment, we can reach R1 designation.
Seven measures of the Carnegie Classification System
- Science and engineering research expenditures
- Science and engineering research Staff
PH.D.s awarded in science and engineering
- PH.D.s awarded in social sciences
- PH.D.s awarded in humanities
- Other doctorates
- Non-Science and engineering research expenditures