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U.S. News Rankings Released

Posted on | March 25, 2011 | Comments Off on U.S. News Rankings Released

Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, Shidler College of Business, College of Engineering and William S. Richardson School of Law were ranked in the U.S. News and World Report annual list of best graduate schools.

JABSOM’s geriatric medicine program was ranked 13, the primary care program ranked 58 and the college’s research program ranked 87.
“Primary care has been a longstanding priority at JABSOM and we are pleased to be listed in the top 100 medical schools in three categories nationwide,” says Jerris Hedges, dean of JABSOM. “However, our work has just begun. To address the shortage of primary-care physicians in our state and particularly on the neighbor islands, we will need to expand the class, add residency opportunities, and improve the practice climate for all physicians.” Read the news release.

In its second year of eligibility, Shidler College of Business was named among the nation’s best master of business administration programs in U.S. The college’s full-time MBA program ranked 107 and the part-time MBA program was ranked 105.
“This is really exciting news for our MBA programs,” says V. Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. “We continue to make improvements in all academic areas and have invested substantially in recruiting the best faculty and students worldwide.” Read the news release.

The College of Engineering’s graduate program in electrical engineering was ranked 84.
“We are pleased to be ranked in the top half of electrical engineering programs nationally,” says Peter Crouch, dean of the College of Engineering. “Much of the credit goes to Electrical Engineering Department Chair Anthony Kuh and his faculty for their dedicated efforts. We are looking to continue and improve our rankings.” Read the news release.

The Law School tied for 95 this year and its new part-time evening program moved up to 26. The Law School also ranked first in the nation in diversity.

“We have a multitude of reasons to be very proud of our Law School that reach way beyond the numbers,” says Avi Soifer, Law School dean. “Moreover, these rankings are skewed against a small school like ours that flourishes in a state that has no big law firms. We continue to strive to reflect CJ Richardson’s founding vision and we are doing very well in affording opportunities that otherwise would not exist while offering an absolutely first-rate legal education to all our students.” Read the news release.