The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education has once again been ranked among the top 100 graduate schools of education in the nation. The college came in 76th of 233 schools in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2016 edition. Each year, the college has made it into the top 50 to 100 teacher preparation schools category and continues to rank at the top for funded research, having been awarded nearly $22 million in contracts and grants in 2014.

“The College of Education continues to be ranked in the top third of all education schools nationally in recognition of the high quality of our faculty and programs as well as our ability to secure external funding that supports teacher preparation, leadership development, and research,” Dean Donald B. Young said.

U.S. News & World Report rankings were based on surveys and statistical indicators, including quality, peer, and superintendent assessments; student selectivity; faculty resources; research activity; mean GRE verbal and quantitative scores; acceptance rate; student-faculty ratio; faculty awards; doctoral degrees granted; overall rank; and specialty rankings.

Also in March 2015, the Rehabilitation Counseling Program in the Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS) was recognized as one of the top online master’s in counseling degrees by Go Grad, which ranked the program 24th in the nation. Last year, the college’s bachelor of education in elementary education and special education degree programs were ranked 17th in the country by Affordable Colleges Online.

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