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KSLtv.com Monday, Dec. 20, 2021
Utah State University received the R1 Classification in the latest Carnegie Classification of institutions of Higher Education in December. This means USU will be joining the highest level of research universities in the nation.
“I am thrilled Utah State University has been designated a Carnegie R1 University,” said President Noelle E. Cockett. “To achieve this top-tier designation has been years in the making and now sets our university apart as a premier research institution in the nation. This is a historic achievement for our university, and I am proud of our faculty, staff and students who have worked to create transformational impacts through meaningful research.”
USU is one of only 137 institutions nationwide in the R1 classification and one of nine that obtained the status this year. USU is the second institution in the state to receive this designation and joins the University of Utah as a national leader in research and graduate education.