Improvements in Leadership Education & Development

Carnegie Elective Classifications

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching developed a system of classifications that describes institutional diversity in higher education with the Basic Carnegie Classification. This framework, administered by the Indiana University for Postsecondary Research, has been widely used to represent institutional differences and representations across higher education.

The Foundation developed a classification system for institutions according to extraordinary commitments to public purpose. The Elective Classifications are managed on behalf of the Carnegie Foundation.

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