The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has retained its “gold standard” research classification from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, three years after earning the ranking for the first time.
UWM is one of 120 institutions of the 4,423 universities evaluated this year that earned inclusion in Carnegie’s “highest research activity” category, a designation that includes many Ivy League and public flagship institutions. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating, often referred to as R1.
UWM was first named to Carnegie’s ‘Highest Research Activity’ category in 2015. The 2018 classifications are based on the number of doctorates awarded and research expenditures during the 2017 academic year.