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UH Manoa ranked in "America's Best Colleges 2005"

US News & World Report ranks undergraduate international business programs at UH Manoa in the nation's top ten

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jim Manke, (808) 956-6099
UH Manoa Chancellor's Office
Posted: Aug 19, 2004

US News & World Report magazine is releasing its national college rankings next week to coincide with the beginning of the new academic year at most institutions across the country.

In the overall rankings, UH Manoa is listed again this year in the third tier of 248 national universities. The national university designation is based on categories developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and includes institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, as well as master‘s and doctoral degrees; many — including UH Manoa — strongly emphasize research.

Manoa Chancellor Peter Englert said, "As a university of national and international stature we remain one of the great values in higher education anywhere in the US. It‘s clear from our recent increases in enrollment, and the substantial rise in our research funding in the last three or four years that our students and scientists operate in a highly stimulating and dynamic environment that is characteristic of the best."

The UH Manoa College of Business Administration (CBA) international business programs for undergraduates are tied for tenth in the nation with Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The magazine‘s "Best Graduate Schools" issue earlier this year listed the UH Manoa‘s international programs for graduate students in the top 20 nationally.

CBA associate dean William Chismar welcomed the news. "We‘re very proud of the caliber of our international programs and their focus on the Asia Pacific region," he said. "Our expertise in this area is world renowned, and we are increasingly active with our outreach programs in many parts of the region. We appreciate this recognition of the innovative leadership and outstanding scholarship conducted by our teaching and research faculty. This is an area of distinction for the business college, the Manoa campus and the university," he added.

US 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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