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Expenditures report by Carnegie Classification

Level 15: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity

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
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional (Classification 1)
Total$106,383,720115$925,076
Technology$1,465,583115$ 12,744 1.38 %
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional (Classification 2)
Total$96,296,902116$830,146
Technology$1,735,213115$ 15,089 1.80 %
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional (Classification 3)
Total$36,581,64278$468,995
Technology$511,64078$ 6,559 1.40 %
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional (Classification 4)
Total$88,796,851119$746,192
Technology$1,479,572119$ 12,433 1.67 %
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional (Classification 5)
Total$64,349,490101$637,124
Technology$1,177,276101$ 11,656 1.83 %
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional (Classification 6)
Total$46,811,390109$429,462
Technology$763,661109$ 7,006 1.63 %
Associate's Colleges: High Career and Technical-High Traditional (Classification 7)
Total$35,083,585100$350,836
Technology$849,098100$ 8,491 2.42 %
Associate's Colleges: High Career and Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional (Classification 8)
Total$22,591,09675$301,215
Technology$522,11975$ 6,962 2.31 %
Associate's Colleges: High Career and Technical-High Nontraditional (Classification 9)
Total$24,171,50575$322,287
Technology$477,19475$ 6,363 1.97 %
Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions (Classification 10)
Total$10,387,211105$ 98,926
Technology$176,236105$ 1,678 1.70 %
Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions (Classification 11)
Total$1,490,28622$ 67,740
Technology$22,89222$ 1,041 1.54 %
Special Focus Two-Year: Arts and Design (Classification 12)
Total$546,24413$ 42,019
Technology$13,57013$ 1,044 2.48 %
Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields (Classification 13)
Total$1,547,43824$ 64,477
Technology$27,09124$ 1,129 1.75 %
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant (Classification 14)
Total$71,848,493101$711,371
Technology$1,219,521101$ 12,074 1.70 %
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity (Classification 15)
Total$3,170,388,321129$24,576,654
Technology$64,966,069129$503,613 2.05 %
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity (Classification 16)
Total$842,759,079126$6,688,564
Technology$18,123,987126$143,841 2.15 %
Doctoral/Professional Universities (Classification 17)
Total$334,698,262144$2,324,293
Technology$7,428,032144$ 51,584 2.22 %
Master's Colleges and Universities: Larger Programs (Classification 18)
Total$650,644,553317$2,052,506
Technology$13,484,790317$ 42,539 2.07 %
Master's Colleges and Universities: Medium Programs (Classification 19)
Total$189,651,392184$1,030,714
Technology$3,837,220184$ 20,854 2.02 %
Master's Colleges and Universities: Small Programs (Classification 20)
Total$103,296,670129$800,749
Technology$1,409,309129$ 10,925 1.36 %
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts and Sciences Focus (Classification 21)
Total$350,776,157224$1,565,965
Technology$6,393,318224$ 28,542 1.82 %
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields (Classification 22)
Total$123,410,914300$411,370
Technology$3,071,564300$ 10,239 2.49 %
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's (Classification 23)
Total$49,737,470118$421,504
Technology$1,342,320118$ 11,376 2.70 %
Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions (Classification 24)
Total$54,404,536213$255,420
Technology$1,558,173213$ 7,315 2.86 %
Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools and Centers (Classification 25)
Total$143,937,18150$2,878,744
Technology$3,205,09750$ 64,102 2.23 %
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools (Classification 26)
Total$51,533,937196$262,928
Technology$807,120196$ 4,118 1.57 %
Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools (Classification 27)
Total$3,201,0537$457,293
Technology$49,4877$ 7,070 1.55 %
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Technology-Related Schools (Classification 28)
Total$1,467,9489$163,105
Technology$158,2239$ 17,580 10.78 %
Special Focus Four-Year: Business and Management Schools (Classification 29)
Total$9,535,08041$232,563
Technology$446,13740$ 11,153 4.68 %
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music and Design Schools (Classification 30)
Total$41,454,158102$406,413
Technology$986,937102$ 9,676 2.38 %
Special Focus Four-Year: Law Schools (Classification 31)
Total$53,327,60932$1,666,488
Technology$673,24432$ 21,039 1.26 %
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions (Classification 32)
Total$6,371,70518$353,984
Technology$399,58818$ 22,199 6.27 %
Tribal Colleges (Classification 33)
Total$6,135,44129$211,567
Technology$332,38729$ 11,462 5.42 %
Total for all institutions
Total$6,793,617,3193521$1,929,457
Technology$139,113,6683519$ 39,532 2.05 %