New Carnegie Classification for Colleges and Universities

Posted on December 1st, 2005 by

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching released a new classification system for institutions of higher education. Gustavus’ classification is Arts & Sciences plus Professions, indicating that 60 to 80 percent of Gustavus students complete a traditional liberal arts major, such as political science, classics, or biology. The new classifications describe five aspects of colleges and universities: instructional programs, enrollment profile, undergraduate demographics, size, and setting. Undergraduate instructional programs are now designated as Arts & Sciences Focus, Arts & Sciences plus Professions, Balanced Arts & Sciences and Professions, Professions plus Arts & Sciences, or Professions Focus. For more information, go to Carnegie Classification.


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