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Gardner-Webb University has achieved Doctoral University status with The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, moving from a pool of some 750 institutions in the U.S. to an elite list of just 334 in the nation. Among private schools in North Carolina, only Gardner-Webb, Duke University (Durham) and Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem) share the Doctoral University classification. “Like the move to NCAA Division I athletics over a decade ago, Gardner-Webb University’s new Carnegie classification is simply one more indicator of the remarkable growth the University has experienced in recent years,” shared GWU Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Ben Leslie.
Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Doctoral University: Moderate Research Activity, Dr. Ben Leslie, Gardner-Webb University
Office of University Communications, "Doctoral Program Growth Yields New, Elite Status for Gardner-Webb University" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 838.