Doctoral Research Universities

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 Research Universities.


The dashboard uses four categories of metrics, listed below.


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.