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ILS Market Analysis by Carnegie Classification

This resource analyses the ILS market share and value associated with each of the Carnegie classification categories.

About Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Classification has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four and a half decades. Starting in 1970, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education developed a classification of colleges and universities to support its program of research and policy analysis. Derived from empirical data on colleges and universities, the Carnegie Classification was originally published in 1973, and subsequently updated in 1976, 1987, 1994, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2018 to reflect changes among colleges and universities. This framework has been widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty.

From: carnegieclassifications.iu.edu

This page presents the automation systems used by academic libraries for each Carnegie classification level. The Library Expenditures is derived from the IPEDS dataset. The analysis assumes that 2 percent of library budgets are allocated to these technology products.

Level
Carnegie Class
Libraries
    Library Expenditures
Alma
Aleph
Voyager
WMS
Sierra
Millennium
Symphony
Horizon
Ex Libris Market Share
Innovative Market Share
SirsiDynix Market Share
OCLC Market Share
1 Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional 117 $132,704,780 54 2 3 11 16 48% 9% 14% 3%
2 Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional 116 $115,950,571 64 4 10 16 3 55% 9% 16% 3%
3 Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional 78 $40,614,032 36 5 3 1 12 46% 5% 15% 6%
4 Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional 122 $104,377,567 40 2 7 7 3 29 4 34% 8% 27% 6%
5 Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional 104 $85,501,521 34 1 4 9 32 1 34% 9% 32% 4%
6 Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional 110 $52,325,507 32 1 5 13 1 21 2 30% 13% 21% 5%
7 Associate's Colleges: High Career and Technical-High Traditional 101 $33,754,600 25 1 2 5 1 5 2 26% 6% 7% 2%
8 Associate's Colleges: High Career and Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional 75 $25,197,340 30 1 4 1 9 3 41% 7% 16% 0%
9 Associate's Colleges: High Career and Technical-High Nontraditional 77 $25,859,204 18 3 15 1 11 1 23% 21% 16% 4%
10 Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions 105 $2,442,411 1 1 1% 0% 1% 0%
11 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions 22 $334,983 1 1 0% 0% 9% 0%
12 Special Focus Two-Year: Arts and Design 13 $0 1 0% 0% 8% 0%
13 Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields 25 $847,008 1 1 0% 4% 4% 0%
14 Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant 103 $97,032,360 59 4 9 1 8 2 57% 10% 10% 4%
15 Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity 131 $4,022,932,741 86 5 7 4 16 7 1 71% 12% 6% 3%
16 Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity 132 $1,086,075,005 57 5 8 10 35 1 9 2 49% 27% 8% 8%
17 Doctoral/Professional Universities 145 $407,166,428 43 1 6 19 33 6 12 2 34% 27% 10% 13%
18 Master's Colleges and Universities: Larger Programs 325 $771,539,226 119 7 18 49 54 4 31 7 42% 18% 12% 15%
19 Master's Colleges and Universities: Medium Programs 187 $208,210,277 48 4 33 35 6 22 4 28% 22% 14% 18%
20 Master's Colleges and Universities: Small Programs 133 $103,948,255 29 1 11 22 19 6 14 1 30% 19% 11% 17%
21 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts and Sciences Focus 229 $398,499,445 59 1 9 68 31 8 7 6 30% 17% 6% 30%
22 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields 306 $129,645,346 48 2 9 41 49 5 39 9 19% 18% 16% 13%
23 Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's 118 $46,440,470 23 5 11 1 16 8 19% 10% 20% 4%
24 Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions 220 $66,213,380 15 3 4 20 16 2 7 2 9% 8% 4% 9%
25 Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools and Centers 53 $189,706,598 10 1 1 4 8 1 4 1 21% 17% 9% 8%
26 Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools 197 $60,769,699 12 2 15 10 1 13 1 7% 6% 7% 8%
27 Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools 7 $3,939,039 1 1 14% 14% 0% 0%
28 Special Focus Four-Year: Other Technology-Related Schools 9 $561,736 1 0% 0% 11% 0%
29 Special Focus Four-Year: Business and Management Schools 42 $8,283,103 1 4 1 1 11 2% 2% 29% 10%
30 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music and Design Schools 103 $39,985,498 7 1 17 4 11 3 23% 14% 0% 4%
31 Special Focus Four-Year: Law Schools 32 $45,217,560 3 1 8 5 4 9% 41% 13% 3%
32 Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions 20 $8,578,128 1 2 2 2 5% 10% 10% 10%
33 Tribal Colleges 30 $6,838,348 4 1 1 1 6 17% 3% 20% 3%
Total for all Classifications 3587 $8,321,492,166 957 27 107 339 427 59 353 79 30% 14% 12% 9%


Total Tech allocation: $8,321,492,166 * 2% = $166,429,843.

CompanyEconomic ValueEconomic Share
Ex Libris$89,339,90754%
Innovative$26,555,43516%
SirsiDynix$14,472,281 9%
OCLC$12,466,199 7%
Others$23,596,02114%

(Content updated: Fri May 15 10:42:30 2020)