Peer Institutions


Peer institutions are institutions that are selected to be used for comparative analysis and benchmarking of institutional qualities. Peers usually have common qualities such as level of resources, student headcount, and institutional goals. Carnegie classification is one of the criteria often used in identifying a peer.

Carnegie Classification

Baylor College of Medicine is adopting the comparison institution group chosen by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) by the following Carnegie Classification Criteria:

  • Control of Institution: Private Not-for-profit
  • Special Focus Four-Year: Research Institutions

Baylor’s profile and more information about other classifications conducted by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education can be found on their website.

Peer Institutions Mission and Vision