The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ranked The University of Mississippi as a R1 level research school recently, which is the highest level.
The Washington Post reported that 15 universities across the nation moved up to an R1 level school, while Ivy League school, Dartmouth, and UM rival, Mississippi State University, moved down to an R2 level.
According to the Carnegie Classifications, universities that award at least 20 research and/or doctoral scholarships (other than law or medical) are ranked in three different categories based on their research activity. R3 is moderate activity, R2 is higher and R1 is the highest level of research.
It is no secret that Ole Miss is one of the top research schools in the south, but being recognized on a prestigious national level is a true achievement.
With an average of over 22,000 students, the university is constantly recognized for its medical, law, accounting, business, pharmacy and engineering schools, to name a few.
According to The University of Mississippi Research, Scholarship, Innovation and Creativity, there was $117,264,417 in sponsored awards in 2015. The university filed for 12 patents and so far, nine have been granted.
The University of Mississippi moves up in rankings with Boston College, Clemson, Florida International, George Mason, Kansas State, Syracuse, Temple (Penn.), Texas Tech, Univ. of Texas at Arlington, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Univ. of North Texas and the Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Emily Newton is a staff writer for hottytoddy.com and the editor of Experience Oxford magazine. She can be reached at email@example.com.