Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie community engagement classification is an elective and voluntary classification that recognizes institutions committed to community engagement.

Congratulations to our six member campuses who were classified in 2015! See below for a list. 2020 First-Time Classification and Re-Classification

First-Time Classification For the 2020 classification, campuses that have not previously received the classification will need to submit an application using what is referred to as the “first-time documentation framework.” A PDF version of the Documentation Framework to be used for planning purposes only is available here.

Re-Classification For the 2020 classification, institutions that received the classification in 2010 and are seeking to retain the classification will be able to re-apply through an reclassification process. A PDF version of the application for reclassification to be used for planning purposes only is available here. Institutions that received the classification in 2015 will not need to do anything in 2020.   2015 classified campuses will retain the classification until 2025.

2020 Classification Timeline

January 2018 – Announcement of the 2020 process

May 1- July 1, 2018 – Request for applications (payment of fee and release of application)

April 15, 2019 – Applications due/Reviewing begins

December 2019 – Review process completed/campuses notified

January 2020 – Classification results announced

More information: New England Resource Center for Higher Education (Community Engagement Classification Administrator) Carnegie Foundation Campus Compact

IACC Members Receiving Classification

2015:
  • Central College
  • Drake University
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Wartburg College
2010:
  • Buena Vista University
2006 and 2008 (then called “Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships”):
  • Buena Vista University
  • Central College
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Wartburg College