Pricing Categories for U.S. Academic Institutions

Annual subscription prices for online databases hosted by East View Information Services are determined by categories derived from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a widely recognized basis for pricing JSTOR and other products for academic and research library markets.

East View assigns all accredited institutions of higher education in the U.S. (and several other countries) into one of three Categories, as follows:

Category 1.

Research-level colleges/universities widely recognized for intensive doctoral level education and research conducted extensively across a wide variety of disciplines, and belonging to the Association of Research Libraries. Also includes academic institutions and research libraries in Japan.

Category 2.

Doctoral-level colleges/universities that offer a full range of baccalaureate programs and are generally committed to graduate education at the doctoral level in a selective number of disciplines. Also includes academic institutions and research libraries in Europe and Canada.

Category 3.

Master's, baccalaureate and/or specialized colleges/universities that typically emphasize primarily undergraduate programs with graduate education only through the master's level, institutions conferring associate-level degrees, and specialized institutions conferring degrees in a single field such as health, law, theology, engineering/technology, business/management or teacher education. Also includes academic institutions and research libraries in Russia and China.

To determine the Category assigned to a given institution in the 2000 Carnegie Classification, please download this Excel file.

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