On the cummulative observation of many sources, including the ones I cited in this post, if you remember.
And much better salaries too to pay for it.
How many US Presidents went to Memphis or Louisville? How many went to Harvard? Yale? Duke? Stanford? Georgetown? Michigan?
Aside from Truman not going to college and LBJ going to SW Texas St (Texas State-San Marcos).
The Carnegie Classification system is just a classification system. It is not a rank. To assume it is is to assume a misinterpreted absurd notion.
Whether you look at Barons, Fiske, Princeton Review, US News College Prowler
, Top Research Universities on pages 37-47
, ranings of World Universities (which you will find Ivy League and Big 10 schools but not Memphis, Louisville, Houston, etc)
, or the Top Universities Ranked by Graduation Rates (notice Baylor on this ranking at 72%, that beats Memphis and Louisville as they are not even listed)
, The Lassiez Faire College Rankings
, The Vanguard College Rankings
, The Student Review College Rankings
, or a Public Ivy School
After looking at all those college rankings and many more there is a consistency of many institutions that you see in these rankings and a consistency of institutions that you do not see in these lists. Memphis, Louisville, Houston, UAB, North Dakota State, Cleveland State, Central Michigan, Virginia Commonwealth, Indiana State, etc don't show up to high or not at all in these various college rankings.
But these are college rankings. 151 universities are not tied for first in these rankings. There is a gradual decending order to these rankings with schools indivuated by some different measurements. The Carnegie Classification system is not included as a ranking system as it says on its very own website that it is not a ranking system, its a classification system.
But the consistency that you find in the common institutions such as Ivy League Schools, Big 10 schools, Patriot League Schools, Pac 10 schools, ACC schools, Big 12 schools, etc illustrates that schools such as Baylor, Dartmouth, Miami of Ohio, William and Mary, Villanova are thought of and measured as (by various methodologies) great academic schools. Memphis, Houston, Central Michigan are either not in these top rankings or they consistently rank lower. So they are not referred to as much as top academic schools. The amount of doctorates granted in a year really doesn't necessarily have to do with measuring overall quality of the education the institution provides to its students.