UH Manoa ranked in "America's Best Colleges 2006"

US News & World Report ranks UH Mānoa graduates among nation‘s least in debt

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
Mia Noguchi, (808) 956-9095
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Aug 18, 2005

US News & World Report magazine released its national college rankings to coincide with the beginning of the new academic year at most institutions across the country. In overall rankings, UH Mānoa is listed again this year in the third tier -schools ranked 125 through 180 - of 248 national universities, of which 162 are public and 86 private.

The national university designation is based on categories developed by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching and includes institutions that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors, as well as master‘s and doctoral degrees; many — including UH Mānoa — strongly emphasize research.

In addition to its "Best National Universities" ranking, UH Mānoa‘s graduating class of 2004 ranked among 25 national universities with the lightest debt loads, with 21 percent of graduates carrying an average amount of $5,379 in debt. Mānoa is ranked second on the list and is preceded by Princeton University with 15 percent of its graduates owing an average of $4,030.

UH News & World Report compiles the annual rankings based on reputational surveys of senior academicians at peer institutions, faculty and financial resources, student selectivity in the admissions process, the percentage of freshmen who return for a second year, and ultimately graduate, and alumni giving to the institution.

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