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Expenditures report by Carnegie Classification

Level 15: Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive

This resource lists the libraries associates with each of the Carnegie classification categories and the automation systems that they use.

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 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, and 2010 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: classifications.carnegiefoundation.org

This page presents the automation systems used by academic libraries in any given Carnegie classification level.


Carnegie Level:


CategoryAggregate ExpendituresLibrariesAverage per LibraryPercentage
Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive (Classification 15)
Total$3,384,069,385151$22,411,056
Technology$68,173,125151$451,478 2.01 %
Doctoral/Research Universities-Intensive (Classification 16)
Total$627,359,449104$6,032,302
Technology$15,217,403104$146,321 2.43 %
Master's Colleges and Universities I (Classification 21)
Total$1,131,480,470483$2,342,610
Technology$24,313,294483$ 50,338 2.15 %
Master's (Comprehensive) Colleges and Universities II (Classification 22)
Total$91,897,265109$843,094
Technology$2,139,663109$ 19,630 2.33 %
Baccalaureate Colleges-Liberal Arts (Classification 31)
Total$339,437,158214$1,586,155
Technology$6,024,860214$ 28,154 1.77 %
Baccalaureate Colleges-General (Classification 32)
Total$187,619,519306$613,136
Technology$3,864,861306$ 12,630 2.06 %
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges (Classification 33)
Total$33,244,08550$664,882
Technology$809,24150$ 16,185 2.43 %
Associate's Colleges (Classification 40)
Total$690,678,8851312$526,432
Technology$12,084,6981312$ 9,211 1.75 %
Theological seminaries and other specialized faith-related institutions (Classification 51)
Total$60,536,385216$280,261
Technology$1,742,799216$ 8,069 2.88 %
Medical schools and medical centers (Classification 52)
Total$137,612,49045$3,058,055
Technology$3,230,01045$ 71,778 2.35 %
Other separate health profession schools (Classification 53)
Total$30,773,33178$394,530
Technology$517,94778$ 6,640 1.68 %
Schools of engineering and technology (Classification 54)
Total$18,986,86449$387,487
Technology$219,01649$ 4,470 1.15 %
Schools of business and management (Classification 55)
Total$24,112,46831$777,822
Technology$450,51530$ 15,017 1.87 %
Schools of art, music, and design (Classification 56)
Total$35,833,89276$471,499
Technology$923,46076$ 12,151 2.58 %
Schools of law (Classification 57)
Total$33,995,16219$1,789,219
Technology$511,53319$ 26,923 1.50 %
Teachers colleges (Classification 58)
Total$2,110,2184$527,555
Technology$88,7374$ 22,184 4.21 %
Other specialized institutions (Classification 59)
Total$33,145,48050$662,910
Technology$867,20150$ 17,344 2.62 %
Tribal Colleges and Universities (Classification 60)
Total$5,902,54729$203,536
Technology$345,08729$ 11,900 5.85 %
Total for all institutions
Total$6,868,795,0533326$2,065,182
Technology$141,523,4503325$ 42,563 2.06 %