U.S. News and World Report 2023 Best Colleges ranks UH Hilo one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse campuses, tying for the top spot with Andrews University in Michigan.
The University of Hawai‘i’s at Hilo has received high marks in the U.S. News and World Report 2023 Best Colleges rankings released Sept. 11.
U.S. News and World Report selected the top 1,500 four-year institutions out of the approximately 2,640 four-year nationwide and graded them on 17 measures of academic quality, including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, expert opinions, financial resources and student excellence.
UH Mānoa and UH West O‘ahu also ranked well.
“These latest rankings confirm what we’ve heard from many, many others,” says UH President David Lassner. “The University of Hawai‘i is a fabulous institution and across our campuses, we have a place for everyone.”
UH Hilo retained its No. 1 ranking as one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse campuses, tying for the top spot with Andrews University in Michigan. Students at UH Hilo in fall 2021 reported being 15.4 percent Asian, 8.3 percent Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 19.4 percent white, and 35.8 percent of two or more races.
UH Hilo also ranked No. 56 for social mobility, No. 146 as a top U.S. public university, No. 285 overall in the nation and No. 86 for institutions whose students graduated carrying the least debt.
In addition, UH Hilo’s School of Nursing is the No. 206 best undergraduate nursing program in the U.S., and the College of Business and Economics placed No. 283 among the best undergraduate business programs.