College of Education, College of Business & School of Social Work rank

U.S. News and World Report releases its 2013 annual list

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 19, 2012

UH Mānoa’s College of Education, the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work and Shidler College of Business have all been ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 annual list of “Best Graduate Schools.”
For the third consecutive year, UH Mānoa’s College of Education has been ranked one of the top 50 graduate schools of education in the nation. The college ranked 49th out of 280 graduate schools of education along with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Graduate education programs at 280 schools granting doctoral degrees were surveyed in fall 2011 and early 2012.
As in previous years, the College of Education was in the top ten of external funding recipients for research, having been awarded more than $20 million in contracts and grants in 2011. Making it into the top 50-100 teacher preparation schools category for the last decade, the College earned an additional title in the 2012 edition as one of the top 100 online education programs.
The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work ranked 66th among the nation’s top 200 social work programs. This peer assessment ranking recognizes the academic quality of the School’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program.
In the fall of 2011, a survey was conducted for the 2012 rankings of MSW programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education. A total number of 206 schools of social work were surveyed.
In its third year of eligibility, the Shidler College of Business Part-Time MBA program was ranked #116 in the annual listing. The Part-Time MBA ranking is based on five factors: average peer assessment score (50 percent of the school’s overall score); the average GMAT score of part-time MBA students entering in fall 2011 (15 percent); average undergraduate GPA (5 percent); work experience (15 percent); and percentage of the business school’s fall 2011 MBA enrollment that is part time (15 percent).
The average peer assessment score is calculated from a fall 2011 survey that asked business school deans and MBA program directors at each of the nation’s 326 part-time MBA programs to rate the other part-time programs on a scale from marginal (1) to outstanding (5). Forty-five percent of those surveyed responded.
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Contact for Shidler College of Business: Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-6902