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Carnegie Foundation Gives University of Houston its Highest Classification for Research Success, Elevating UH to Tier One Status

In what promises to be a transformative moment in the history of the University of Houston, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced Tuesday that UH has been categorized as a research university with “very high research activity,” the highest classification given to research universities and the equivalent of Tier One status.The Carnegie Foundation is a nationally recognized policy and research center that systematically evaluates and classifies colleges and universities based on empirical data. Universities are reclassified approximately every five years. UH, which previously was in the “high research activity” category, now becomes the third public university in Texas in the top-tier group, joining The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.

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