UWG Joins the Elite Eight in Georgia Higher Education with a Doctoral Research Classification

UWG Joins the Elite Eight in Georgia Higher Education with a Doctoral Research Classification

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has upgraded the University of West Georgia’s classification to Doctoral Research University R3. The classification, released in February, places UWG among a higher class of institutions for its research work for the first time in the institution’s history. Only seven other Georgia institutions of higher learning qualify for doctoral university status. UWG is an R3 (moderate research) category, which is comparable to four of the other doctoral universities of the eight in the state. “The Carnegie designation as a R3 or doctoral granting institution is a historic moment in the history of West Georgia and one that many of us have worked toward for years,” said Dr. Micheal Crafton, UWG’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

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