Definitions of the different peer classifications:-
(a) All peers: Southern Illinois University Carbondale's peers by IBHE, Carnegie classification, and IL Public Universities.
(b) IBHE*: Illinois Board of Higher Education "The Public Agenda" peer groupings 2009.
(c) Carnegie Foundation Doctorate-granting Universities/High Research Activity: Includes institutions that award at least 20 doctoral degrees per year (excluding doctoral-level degrees that qualify recipients for entry into professional practice, such as the JD, MD, PharmD, DPT, etc.).
(e) Illinois Public University: All public universities in Illinois used to make cost comparisons.