IEC Peer List
Washington State University strives for excellence as a land-grant, research university with the highest research activity, as recognized in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education for 2015 (released Feb. 1, 2016). Our institutional peers provide points of reference, for goal-setting, and assessment purposes.
The Institutional Effectiveness Council steering committee examined a broad list of public, land-grant institutions with categorizations related to AAU, Medical or Veterinary Medicine, Carnegie classifications, and a host of metrics that could be sorted for review.
The steering committee developed a final set for peer benchmark comparison on the Strategic Plan 2014-19 to represent Public Land Grant institutions that were Carnegie Very High Research Institutions (under the 2005 Basic Classification), have a veterinary school, may or may not have a medical school, may or may not be AAU members, are within 50% above or below WSU’s enrollment size, and are within 100% above or below WSU’s research and development expenditures.
This list includes the following schools (all are “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity,” except Mississippi State, which is now classified as “Higher Research Activity”):