New Carnegie Classifications Website Launched
March 31, 2023

​ACE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching have unveiled a new website as part of the effort to reimagine the Carnegie Classifications and modernize the nation’s leading framework for grouping institutions of higher education.

Consistent with the vision for the classifications to reflect today’s diverse postsecondary ecosystem, the website has new tools and designs meant to increase transparency and further its usage for a wide audience, and expands the ways they can be used by creating an opportunity to view, filter, and sort institutions by their basic and elective classifications, along with other criteria. Click here to view a blog post about the new website.

First published in 1973, the Carnegie Classifications are the nations leading framework for clustering diverse U.S. higher education institutions in like terms so that their work and impact can be understood in relation to each other. The new classifications will be released in 2024.

A panel of technical experts and a roundtable of college and university presidents are among the experts working on the new classifications. To view FAQs about the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, click here.

Reimagining the Carnegie Classifications is made possible by a cohort of funders dedicated to utilizing the classifications to help postsecondary education advance students social and economic mobility driven by learner-centered outcomes. Our partners include ECMC Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Imaginable Futures, Kresge Foundation, Lumina Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Strada Education Foundation, as well as a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.