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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is among the top 400 universities in the country according to a new ranking released by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on September 6. The flagship campus of the UH 10-campus system was selected out of more than 2,600 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

UH Mānoa placed No. 160 among more than 1,500 public institutions in the country and No. 330 overall.

The ranking was based on:

  • Student outcomes (70%): Salary impact versus similar colleges (33%), years to pay off net price (17%) and graduation rate versus similar colleges (20%).
  • Learning environment (20%): Learning opportunities (5%), preparation for career (5%), learning facilities (5%) and recommendation score (5%).
  • Diversity (10%): Opportunities to interact with students from different backgrounds (5%), ethnic diversity (1.5%), inclusion of students with lower family earnings (1.5%), inclusion of students with disabilities (1%) and international diversity (1%).

UH Mānoa ranked highest in diversity, learning facilities and learning opportunities.

WSJ rankings were based on the findings of an online survey of 60,953 students and alumni between January and May 2023. In addition, data was collected from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Census Bureau. The WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. ranking was developed and executed in collaboration with College Pulse and Statista.

The WSJ ranking does not consider research excellence in its methodology. UH Mānoa is internationally recognized for its research and is one of just 146 R1: Research Universities. The university is regularly ranked in the most reputable higher education rankings:

For more information on rankings, see the Mānoa Institutional Research Office website.

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