The new 2021 classification recognizes three programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy and the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership, which increased the number of doctoral programs to earn the designation.
The new listing includes 472 doctoral institutions nationally.
“The new classification recognizes Stockton’s ongoing efforts to provide lifelong learning and advancement opportunities for New Jersey residents, and more specifically for our local residents in South Jersey,” said Stockton President Harvey Kesselman in a statement. “We also continually collaborate with business and industry stakeholders in the area to ensure that Stockton can provide the skills their employees need to effectively serve the public.”
The university previously had a Master’s level classification. Stockton offers 16 master’s degree programs, plus three post-baccalaureate and three post-master’s degree programs and 10 graduate certificate programs, providing area professionals with multiple opportunities to enhance their skills.
Stockton also offers four accelerated dual-degree programs, which allow undergraduate students to earn bachelor and master degrees in five years.
The updated classifications are produced by the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University. The Carnegie Classification was developed by Carnegie Commission on Higher Education in 1970 and is considered the academic standard for identifying and describing colleges and universities in the United States.