University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
April 3, 2001
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095, University & Community Relations
|University Of Hawai'i Graduate Schools Earn National Ranking From Us News And World Report|
HONOLULU-US News & World Report ranks programs at the University of Hawai'i William S. Richardson School of Law and the School of Social Work as among the best in the nation.
The 2002 ranking of graduate schools reports the results of surveys conducted among educators, administrators and accrediting bodies during 2000. The magazine's latest survey of graduate and professional schools is published in a special guide, "America's Best Graduate Schools," available on newsstands now. Then rankings are also available at www.usnews.com.
According to Dean O. Smith, UH Senior Vice President and Executive Vice Chancellor for UH Manoa, "We are extremely proud that our Law School and Masters Program in Social Work continue to receive national recognition for their excellence. The US News & World Report ranking is a testament to the caliber of our faculty and our graduate students."
William S. Richardson School of Law
The Law School continues to be ranked in the Second Tier, just below the top 50. The School was also recognized for its diversity. US News & World Report introduced a new diversity index for law schools to identify institutions where students are most likely to encounter classmates from different racial or ethnic groups. The Law School was ranked 15th, with a score of 0.51 out of a possible 1.0.
"We are very pleased with the continuing national recognition of the outstanding quality of our JD program. For example, we are ranked fifth among all 183 ABA-accredited law schools for student-faculty ratio and ranked 35th for placement upon graduation," said Dean Lawrence C. Foster.
School of Social Work
The UH Manoa School of Social Work Master's Degree (MSW) program retained
its #29 ranking in the country for the third year in a row. The school
was evaluated by deans, faculty and administrators of accredited graduate
programs. There are approximately 150 accredited MSW programs across the