Once designated as a “high research activity” or R2 institution, Temple has recently risen to the highest tier of Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, “highest research activity,” or R1.
The University underwent a rigorous, five-year review process during which the productivity and measure of their research was evaluated by Carnegie through national standards. Temple’s research expenditures hit $242 million, ranking it among the top 100 institutions for research according to the National Science Foundation.
“Temple’s top tier Carnegie classification amplifies our ability to attract top faculty and more research dollars, so we can aid the community through our discoveries,” said Temple President Neil D. Theobald in a recent press release.
Temple University’s rise in prestige speaks to the high-quality of both education and life sciences in Greater Philadelphia; our location, resources, workforce, and financial incentives all contribute to the region’s ranking as the #3 bioscience clusters in the northeast U.S..