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  • Institution Tier Definitions

  • Legacy Collection 2
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    Tier 1

    • Bed count: 1-400
    • Associate College: Community, Technical, Further Education (UK), Tribal College
    • Community Public Library (small scale): general reference public library, museum, non-profit administration office

    Tier 2

    • Bed count: 401-750
    • Baccalaureate College or University: Bachelor's is the highest degree offered
    • Master's College or University: Master's is the highest degree offered
    • Special Focus Institution: theological seminaries, Bible colleges, engineering, technological, business, management, art, music, design, law

    Tier 3

    • Bedcount: 751-1,000
    • Research University: high or very high research activity without affiliated medical school
    • Health Profession School: non-medical, but health focused

    Tier 4

    • Bed count: 1,001 +
    • Medical School: research universities with medical school, including medical centers

    Tier 5

    • Consortia: academic, medical libraries, affiliated hospitals, regional libraries and other networks
    • Corporate
    • Government Agency and Ministry
    • Hospital System
    • Private Practice
    • Research Institute: government and non-government health research
    • State or National Public Library
    • Professional Society: trade unions, industry trade association, lobbying organization