The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the American Council on Education (ACE) are pleased to announce their collaboration on the next incarnation of the Carnegie Classifications. For the first time, the Universal and Elective Classifications will be brought together in a single organizational home at ACE. The two organizations will also work together to develop new and refined versions of the Classifications to better reflect the  public purpose, mission, focus, and impact of higher education.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching sponsors Elective Classifications for those institutions that have made extraordinary commitments to their public purpose. The Elective Classifications are managed on behalf of the Carnegie Foundation by an Elective Classification Central Office. In addition to the Elective Classifications, the Carnegie Foundation also provides its all-inclusive Universal (Basic) Classification based on secondary analysis of existing national data. Information on the Carnegie Basic Classifications can be found here.

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