Document Type

Report

Publication Date

3-2019

Publication Title

The Lincy Institute Policy Brief

Publisher

The Lincy Institute

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, NV

Issue

Education Series NO. 7

First page number:

1

Last page number:

16

Abstract

Founded in 1957, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is now classified as a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is a major accomplishment. The Lincy Institute’s analysis of all 130 “Carnegie Doctoral Universities” (2018) with “very high research activity,” or R1 status, (Appendix A provides a summary of the data on the 93 public institutions with R1 status, and Appendix B sorts this list by age of institution) finds that UNLV is among the 10 youngest institutions founded post-World War II in the U.S. to achieve this status.2 This is a proud moment for the university and the region. The recognition highlights the importance of UNLV as a major economic development asset that will continue to lift Southern Nevada’s industry and commerce.

Disciplines

Education Policy | Higher Education | Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

File Format

PDF

File Size

4.782 KB

Language

English

Comments

Note: A preliminary version of this analysis (“UNLV Overcame Numerous Obstacles to Reach Elite Status”) was published by the Las Vegas Sun on December 27, 2018 and can be read online UNLV overcame numerous obstacles to reach elite status

Publisher Citation

Damore, David F., and Robert E. Lang. 2019. “The Road to Carnegie R1 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.” Education Series, No. 7. The Lincy Institute.


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