UH campuses among best in the United States for academic excellence, value and diversity

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Courtesy: University of Hawaii

HONOLULU (KHON2) — According to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges rankings, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, ranked #78 as a top U.S. public school, #162 overall in the U.S. and #170 as a best value school, which factors in academic quality and cost.

The Shidler College of Business ranked at #14 for international business programs and #106 among the best undergraduate business programs.

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In a new ranking category for 2022, the Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (formerly School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene) is the nation’s #96 best undergraduate nursing program out of 694 ranked programs.

The College of Engineering placed #131 as the best undergraduate engineering program in the U.S. and the Information and Computer Sciences Department ranked as #135 best undergraduate computer science program.

UH at Hilo retained its #1 ranking as one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse campuses, tying for the top spot with Stanford University, University of San Francisco and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Students at UH Hilo in fall of 2020, reported being 15.5% Asian, 8.3% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 19.1% white, and 37.3% of two or more races.

UH Hilo also ranked #30 in social mobility, #147 as a top U.S. public school, and #288 overall in the nation. In addition, UH Hilo’s School of Nursing is ranked at #148 best undergraduate nursing program in the U.S. and the College of Business and Economics placed#278 among the best undergraduate business programs.

UH West O’ahu ranked at #8 among best U.S. public schools in the West and #29 among best regional colleges in the West.

In addition, UH West O’ahu is the #3 campus with the highest ethnic diversity among regional colleges in the West.

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According to UH, U.S. News and World Report rated 1,466 eligible universities from approximately 2,700 four-year institutions nationwide on 17 measures of academic quality. The latest rankings were released on Sept. 12.

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