New Consolidated Home for All Carnegie Classifications

March 30, 2023

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the American Council on Education (ACE) are excited to be collaborating on the next incarnation of the Carnegie Classifications. For the first time, overall administration of the Universal and Elective Classifications have been brought together in a single organizational home at ACE.

The two organizations are working together to develop new and refined versions of the Classifications to better reflect the public purpose, mission, focus, and impact of higher education. In 2024, two Universal classifications will be released: an updated version of the Basic classification and a new Social and Economic Mobility classification. Additionally, new Elective classifications for Community Engagement and Leadership for Public Purpose will also be released. Ongoing updates and information about the 2024 Carnegie Classifications can be found under News and FAQ. To support the development and revision of the Universal classifications, ACE and Carnegie are assembling formal advisory groups to provide ideas and feedback. Read about the launch of a Technical Review Panel and an Institutional Roundtable that will provide expert input for the 2024 Classifications. The list of Technical Review Panel members and the list of Institutional Roundtable members are also available under News and FAQ.