The Carnegie Classification of American Higher Education: More—and Less—Than Meets the Eye

  • Philip G. Altbach
Keywords: Carnegie Classification, rankings, Clark Kerr, university systems

Abstract

Classifying higher education institutions in a complex higher education system is quite important for understanding the system and the role of institutions within it. In the United States, the Carnegie Classification, developed by Clark Kerr and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching developed such a system. Now, under new leadership, the future of the original model is threatened.

Published
2015-03-15
How to Cite
Altbach, P. G. (2015). The Carnegie Classification of American Higher Education: More—and Less—Than Meets the Eye. International Higher Education, (80), 21-23. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2015.80.6153