Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification recognizes institutions of higher education for their committment to community engagement. Drawing its criteria heavily from Campus Compact's Indicators of Engagement Project, this classification reaffirms institutional commitment to deepen the practice of service and to further strengthen bonds between campus and community.

The Carnegie Classification is an elective classification for which institutions may voluntarily apply to be listed. Middle Tennessee State University was first awarded the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement in 2008 and was reclassified in 2015. MTSU is among 361 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Classification and 1 of 9 in the state of Tennessee. 

Read the 2015 press release

Carnegie Classification Documents