The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, which is the leading framework to compare U.S. colleges and universities, has placed Clarkson University once again among the limited number of universities nationwide with “high research activity.”
The Carnegie classifications are designed for research and policy purposes to distinguish types of higher education institutions. Institutions that confer at least 20 “research/scholarship” doctorates per year and reported at least $5 million in research spending are included in the first two categories of doctoral institutions: “very high research activity” institutions, known as R1, and “high research activity” or R2 universities such as Clarkson, which hire faculty for both excellence in teaching and research. Less than 275 institutions get this designation.
“Clarkson is committed to creating real economic value and societal benefit through its research and educational experiences that ignite innovation with impact. Recognition from Carnegie as an institution with high research activity further differentiates our University, which is also among a limited number of institutions named by Brookings Institution for maximizing the lifetime earnings of its graduates,” said Anthony G. Collins, Clarkson President.
Clarkson faculty and students ignite interdisciplinary research that is focused on rapidly solving real-world problems for a better future. Signature portfolios of research and scholarship are internationally known in healthy world solutions, data and complex systems analytics, advanced materials development, STEM and entrepreneurial education, and the next generation of healthcare technologies.
The University’s external network engages more than 380+ active partners in industry, government agencies, economic development corporations, chambers of commerce and research organizations affording students access to world relevant problems to pursue with their professors as well as a direct pipeline to internships and careers after graduation.
The classifications are produced by the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University and were developed by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education in 1973.