UH Manoa’s School of Social Work earns high marks in national rankings

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jon Matsuoka, 956-6300
School of Social Work
Posted: Jun 19, 2008

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Social Work is ranked 60th best among the nation‘s 191 graduate social work programs by the U.S. News and World Report‘s "America‘s Best Graduate Schools 2009."

Social Work joins three other UH Mānoa programs - William S. Richardson School of Law, College of Education, and Library and Information Science program - recognized by the publication as among the nation‘s top graduate programs.

The UHM School of Social Work‘s 60th-place ranking ties it with Baylor, Cal State-Long Beach, Cal State-Los Angeles, Colorado State, Syracuse and the University of Iowa. "We offer one of the premier social work programs in the Pacific and Asian Region. We are renowned for our multicultural curriculum and our educational programs are designed to reflect global issues and social change, indigenous perspectives, and methods and practices focusing on Pacific and Asian cultures," said Dean Jon Matsuoka.

"This ranking also recognizes that we have a highly diverse faculty who are excellent instructors, researchers, and practitioners," he said.

The UH Law School placed 82nd on the list, the highest of any small law school in the country. UH Mānoa‘s College of Education remains as one of the top 100 teacher preparation schools in the nation, ranking in the top 23 percent (65 out of 278 schools surveyed). The Library and Information Science (LIS) program ranked 30 out of 50 accredited programs surveyed nationwide.

The U.S News and World Report rankings of professional school programs are based on both surveys and statistical indicators. For more information on the rankings, visit grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad.