Good News in the Progress Toward Top-Tier Research Status for HBCUs?

Jaret C. Riddick

March 13, 2024

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is making changes to drastically simplify the criteria that determine its highly coveted R1 top-tier research classification. Last year, CSET Senior Fellow, Jaret Riddick, wrote about a new law from Congress, Section 223 of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, intended to leverage existing Carnegie classification criteria to increase defense research capacity for historically Black colleges and universities. Now, research is needed to understand how the changes proposed for 2025 classification criteria impact U.S. Department of Defense goals for eligible HBCU partners.

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