2024 Classified Campuses

2024 Classified Campuses for the Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose

We are thrilled to congratulate the inaugural recipients of the Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose. These distinguished institutions have demonstrated exemplary commitment to fostering public leadership and civic engagement, setting a new standard for higher education's role in serving the public good.

Through innovative programs, dedicated resources, and unwavering support for their communities, these trailblazers are empowering the next generation of leaders to address society's most pressing challenges. Congratulations to these outstanding universities and colleges for their remarkable achievements and for paving the way toward a brighter, more inclusive future.:

  • Arizona State University
  • Boise State University
  • California State University, Fresno
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Creighton University
  • East Carolina University
  • Florida International University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Gettysburg College
  • James Madison University
  • Miami Dade College
  • Montclair State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Rice University
  • Saint Peter’s University
  • San Antonio College
  • Simmons University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Portland
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Valparaiso University
  • Wartburg College

The Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the American Council on Education (ACE), partnered to establish the Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose.

Interested in The Classification?
Next Steps:

Step #1:  Sign-up to get notified when applications open
Step #2: Join HigherLed, our consortium of higher education leaders, to learn more about the process and share best practices.
Step #3: Join our monthly Q&A session on Carnegie Elective Classification. Details in HigherLed.

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