Northeastern University Has been listed in the “Highest Research Activity” category of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education for 2015. The Classification that ranks 4664 institutions across the U.S. has ranked only 115 universities in this top tear, adding just 15 to the count from the most recent ranking from 2010.
The Carnegie Classification is the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education. Originally published in 1973, and subsequently updated in 1976, 1987, 1994, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015, this framework has been widely used in the study of higher education . (Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research (n.d.). The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, 2015 edition, Bloomington, IN: Author.)
Northeastern recently secured $127.5M external research funding in 2014-2015, opened the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, is at the final stages of building the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, has been designated Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA, secured a $20M critical defense research agreement with the U.S.Army, selected by NASA as a partner on humanoid robot research. Over the past three years, Northeastern has also conferred 468 doctorates and has hired over 500 tenured and tenure-track faculty. To read more about the new classification, please click here.