Georgia Southern Research Focus Prompts R2 Carnegie Designation
Georgia Southern University is now ranked as an “R2” high research institution, placing it in the top 6% of all institutions ranked by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The “R2” designation, the second-highest classification for research institutions, was unveiled this week.
Carnegie ranked 4,424 universities and colleges — public and private, both for profit and not for profit. Of those, 120 were classified as “R1” or Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity, and 139 — including Georgia Southern — were designated as “R2” or Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity.
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