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The files below provide extensive documentation of the current classifications, as well as information from previous editions. Data files prior to the 1994 edition are not available.

Classifications Data File


Spreadsheet file containing all institutions, classifications, and most underlying data elements, plus IPEDS UNITIDs.
Created: January 31, 2011
Last update: November 6, 2015
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Mapping of CIP codes to disciplinary domains


This file illustrates how we mapped field of study codes (from IPEDS Completions data) to disciplinary domains for use in the two instructional program classifications and the Basic classification.
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2005 Edition


The 2005 edition of the Carnegie Classification as a spreadsheet file. This file is not maintained or updated.
Last Update: February 11, 2010
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2000 Edition


The print version of the 2000 edition of the Carnegie Classification is available for viewing or download as a PDF file.
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2000 Edition Data File


The 2000 edition of the Carnegie Classification as a spreadsheet file. The file contains each institution's name, city, state, control, and 2000 and 1994 Carnegie Classifications, plus identifiers used in other datasets (FICE code and IPEDS UNITID). This file is not maintained or updated.
Last update: October 29, 2004
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1994 Edition Data File


The 1994 edition of the Carnegie Classification as a spreadsheet file. The file contains each institution's name, city, state, control, and 1994 and 1987 Carnegie Classifications, plus identifiers used in other datasets (FICE code and IPEDS UNITID). This file is not maintained or updated.
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