OSU garners top Carnegie classification

March 14th, 2006

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently released their new classifications for colleges and universities. Oregon State is listed in the ‘very high research activity’ category. The previous category OSU was in was ‘Doctoral-Extensive Research I’. The newer designations are a clearer way to understand the core functions/mission of a particular university or college.

“The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been producing its classification of America’s more than 3,000 college and universities since 1970. While the classification system itself has undergone significant changes over the years, it is widely considered the “gold standardâ€? and is used in several well-known school rankings nationwide.

OSU is the only Oregon institution to receive the top designation. OSU conducted nearly $209 million in research projects in 2004-05 — more than 60 percent of the total research funding garnered by the entire Oregon University System and all its campuses.” –The Gazette-Times

Fact: OSU receives more research funding than all other OUS institutions combined. Truly, OSU is
the Premier Research University in Oregon.


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