Magazine ranks UH
program in top 10
School officials welcome honors
in international business
The University of Hawaii at Manoa is ranked in the top 10 for undergraduate international business programs, according to the just-released U.S. News & World Report magazine ranking of "America's Best Colleges 2005."
Overall, UH-Manoa again ranked in the third tier of 248 national universities.
"As a university of national and international stature, we remain one of the great values in higher education anywhere in the U.S.," said UH-Manoa Chancellor Peter Englert.
The UH-Manoa College of Business Administration international business programs for undergraduates are tied for 10th in the nation with Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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."
The magazine's "Best Graduate Schools" issue earlier this year listed UH-Manoa's international programs for graduate students in the top 20 nationally.
U.S. News & World Report compiles the annual rankings of universities based on surveys of senior academicians at peer institutions, faculty and financial resources, student selectivity in the admission process, the percentage of freshmen who return for a second year and ultimately graduate, and alumni giving to the institution.
The national university designation includes institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, as well as master's and doctoral degrees.