Campus Compact Members Are Overwhelming Majority of New Carnegie Recognized Institutions

January 16, 2015

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has announced the results of the 2015 round of the Community Engagement Classification.  Although less than 25% of all colleges and universities in the United States are members of Campus Compact, 83% of the 240 colleges and universities receiving the 2015 classification are Campus Compact members.

The Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement may be sought by any college or university. The Community Engagement classification was first offered in 2006 as part of an extensive restructuring of The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Unlike the Foundation’s other classifications that rely on national data, this is an elective classification; institutions participate voluntarily by submitting required materials describing the nature and extent of their engagement with communities beyond the campus.

Application review, which is conduced by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education, examines the extent to which colleges and universities have embedded civic education and community partnerships into all facets of the institution. The strong showing by Campus Compact members demonstrates the coalition’s success in supporting institutional transformation. Campus Compact supported members in the Carnegie process by hosting an online learning community.

John Saltmarsh, Professor of Higher Education Administration at UMass Boston and Director of NERCHE, will join Campus Compact for an upcoming webinar discussing the recent Carnegie cycle and the future of the Community Engagement Classification.

Carnegie review occurs every five years. Institutions classified in 2015 will need to seek re-classification in 2025.


University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham


University of Alaska Anchorage


Arizona State University
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Mesa Community College


California State University, Bakersfield
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, San Marcos
California State University, Stanislaus
Dominican University of California
La Sierra University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Occidental College
San Diego State University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of La Verne
University of Redlands
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco


Colorado State University
University of Denver
University of Northern Colorado


Eastern Connecticut State University
Fairfield University
Wesleyan University


University of Delaware


Georgetown University


Barry University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Miami Dade College
Rollins College
Stetson University
University of Central Florida
University of Miami
University of West Florida


Emory University
Georgia College and State University
Kennesaw State University
Mercer University
Wesleyan College


Adler University
DePaul University
Loyola University Chicago
National Louis University
Rockford University


Anderson University
Ball State University
Butler University
Indiana State University
Marian University
Purdue University
University of Southern Indiana


Central College
Drake University
Iowa State University
University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Wartburg College


Berea College
Eastern Kentucky University
Morehead State University
Northern Kentucky University
University of Kentucky


Louisiana State University
Tulane University


Bates College
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
University of Maine


Towson University


Bristol Community College
Bunker Hill Community College
Emerson College
Hampshire College
Lasell College
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Middlesex Community College
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Northeastern University
Springfield College
Stonehill College
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Williams College
Worcester State University


Eastern Michigan University
Lawrence Technological University
Madonna University
Michigan State University
Northern Michigan University
Saginaw Valley State University
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Wayne State University


Augsburg College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Metropolitan State University
St. Catherine University
University of Minnesota, Morris
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of St. Thomas
Winona State University


Saint Louis University
University of Missouri – Kansas City
University of Missouri-Columbia


University of Montana


Nebraska Methodist College
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of Nebraska Medical Center


Keene State College


College of New Jersey
Drew University
Montclair State University
Raritan Valley Community College


Le Moyne College
Nazareth College
New York University
Niagara University
Pace University
Siena College
St. John Fisher College
State University of New York at Geneseo
State University of New York at Buffalo State
State University of New York at Cortland
State University of New York at Delhi
State University of New York at Fredonia
Wagner College


Appalachian State University
Duke University
East Carolina University
Elon University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
Pfeiffer University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Warren Wilson College
Western Carolina University


Bowling Green State University
Ohio State University
Otterbein University
Owens Community College
University of Dayton
Wright State University
Xavier University


Oklahoma State University
University of Central Oklahoma


Portland State University


Allegheny College
Alvernia University
Cabrini College
Drexel University
Duquesne University
Gannon University
Gettysburg College
Messiah College
Northampton Community College
Swarthmore College
University of Pennsylvania
Villanova University
Widener University


Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Clemson University
University of South Carolina
Winthrop University


Middle Tennessee State University
Rhodes College


University of Texas at Austin


Salt Lake Community College
Utah Valley University
Weber State University


Middlebury College
University of Vermont


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Gonzaga University
Washington State University


Edgewood College
Marquette University
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Area Technical College
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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