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Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Carnegie Community Engagement Classification


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Six community colleges were among 115 institutions selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its 2010 Community Engagement Classification. Colleges and universities with an institutional focus on community engagement were invited to apply for the classification. Unlike the foundation’s other classifications, which rely on national data, this is an “elective” classification. The institutions elected to participate by submitting required documentation describing the nature and extent of their engagement with the community. This approach enabled the foundation to address elements of institutional mission and distinctiveness not represented in the national data. Here is a snapshot of the six community colleges selected for the classification. The statistics are for Fall 2009:

  • Norwalk Community College
    Location: Norwalk, Conn.
    Student Enrollment: 6,685
    Number of Full-Time Faculty: 104
    Associate Degrees Conferred: 468

  • North Shore Community College
    Location: Danvers, Mass.
    Student Enrollment: 7,968
    Number of Full-Time Faculty: 134
    Associate Degrees Conferred: 673

  • Bergen Community College
    Location: Paramus, N.J.
    Student Enrollment: 16,469
    Number of Full-Time Faculty: 335
    Associate Degrees Conferred: 1,481

  • Jefferson Community College
    Location: Watertown, N.Y.
    Student Enrollment: 3,314
    Number of Full-Time Faculty: 77
    Associate Degrees Conferred: 464

  • Collin County Community College
    Location: Plano, Texas
    Student Enrollment: 24,872
    Number of Full-Time Faculty: 325
    Associate Degrees Conferred: 1,224

  • Blinn College
    Location: Brenham, Texas
    Student Enrollment, Fall 2009: 17,173
    Number of Full-Time Faculty, 2009: 337
    Associate Degrees Conferred: 864

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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