Doctoral Research Universities is the Carnegie Class for
a very specific type of Research University. Generally, a research university
is a university that awards at least 20 research doctorates each year. If the
research university also spends a relatively small amount of money on research in comparison to the other two
research university categories, Carnegie calls the university a Doctoral Research University.
Central Michigan University and Oakland University each
spend less on research than High and Very High Research universities, and award
at least 20 research doctorates making them Doctoral
The dashboard uses four categories of metrics, listed
Click on one of these categories, or scroll down the
page, to see the metrics (charts and tables) for the category. These metrics
compare Michigan public universities with their public peers (universities from
the same Carnegie Class) across the nation.
Click on a chart or table to enlarge it, or click
“download PDF” to download a PDF for the category. For a PDF of all categories
within this Carnegie Class, click “download PDF” directly below. To download
the original data used to generate these charts and tables, click “download
spreadsheet” directly below.