What institutions gain from higher Carnegie status.
I have watched with great interest over the decades as various colleges have jockeyed to rise in the Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Learning. Some even explicitly state in their strategic plans that their goal is to advance to the next Carnegie level. It is often a worthwhile aspiration because striving for a higher classification can help an institution focus its energy and resources on becoming more complex and sophisticated.
Originally published: July 29, 2018
Author: Gary A. Olson
Institution: Daemen College
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed