Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
 Four Texas Colleges Reach Carnegie "Tier One" Status 
Author Message
True Bobcat Fan
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:40 am
Posts: 5238
Reply with quote
Post Four Texas Colleges Reach Carnegie "Tier One" Status
Four Texas universities — Texas Tech University, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas — have reached a major milestone in their quests to join the top tier of the nation's colleges.

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education listed the universities among 115 schools designated in its highest ranking for research activity. The designation, often referred to as "Carnegie Tier One," was previously held only by four Texas schools — the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Rice University and the University of Houston.

The rankings focus solely on research prominence. But the designation is a sign that the universities are moving closer to state leaders' goal of increasing the number of overall "tier one" universities in Texas, university and state leaders said.

"It is quite an accomplishment," said Raymund Paredes, commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. "It is obviously an indication that our emerging research universities are in fact emerging and becoming top research universities."

There is no universally accepted standard for what overall "tier one" means, but in general, schools are expected to bring in at least $100 million per year in research grants, plus have selective admissions and high-quality faculty. Another common measuring stick is membership in the prestigious, invitation-only American Association of Universities. Currently, UT-Austin, A&M and Rice are widely considered to be tier one. The University of Houston also frequently claims that designation based on its top Carnegie ranking, though it isn't a member of AAU.

The universities that moved up in the research rankings celebrated the recognition Tuesday. Tech Interim President John Opperman said the ranking was the "culmination of years of dedication to research, teaching and learning by our administration, faculty and students." UT-Arlington credited its strategic hiring and investment. UNT called it a major step in its drive for national prominence.

"This achievement reflects our commitment to excellence in our education and research mission and the quality of our students and graduates," UNT President Neal Smatresk said. "Today's recognition is an important step in our journey − but it's not the end." ... negie-tie/

1 down
2 to go

Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:15 pm
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
All Rights Reserved, BobcatFans LLC
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group