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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education (COE) is nationally ranked among the best graduate schools in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools 2023–2024 edition. Moving up a few places from last year, the COE came in 64th out of 272 schools.

This is the 18th year in a row the COE has been ranked in the top 100 education programs and recognized for its funded research, having secured $22 million in grants and contracts in 2022.

“Being ranked at the top for nearly two decades is quite an accomplishment and can be attributed wholly to our amazing COE ʻohana, including our incredible students, alumni, staff, and faculty,” Dean Nathan Murata said.

Nationally accredited since 2000, the COE was recently awarded a full seven-year accreditation for its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

Each year, U.S. News and World Report evaluates schools of education based on statistical indicators, including research activity, academic excellence, faculty resources, and expert opinions on program quality.

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