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Study: UH Manoa is a best value school in the west

By Erika Engle

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LAST UPDATED: 07:37 a.m. HST, Feb 17, 2014


The University of Hawaii Manoa is ranked 13th-best in the western region for return on investment for a college degree, in a just-released study.

Released Monday, the report by BestValueSchools.com ranks dozens of schools across the country, by region.

"Prospective students are looking for bang for their buck," said editor Paul Church. "And many of them find value in being closer to home. That's why we decided to compile our rankings by region."

UH Manoa was ranked at No. 13 on the western regional list.

The top three were the University of California Berkeley, the University of Washington and University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Links to all regional results can be found about half-way down the BestValueSchools home page.







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Bdpapa wrote:
Makes sense, you can get good value for your money. I still find resident tuition is too high.
on February 17,2014 | 06:36AM
niimi wrote:
University of Hawaii tuition is a grand bargain as compared to other in-state schools in West. Univ. of Hawaii and Univ. of Oregon are roughly the same. Univ. of Washington and California State University or University of California schools RESIDENT IN STATE tuition are quite a bit higher than at UH. So UH can still raise their tuition some and still be competitive.
on February 17,2014 | 04:55PM
ShibaiDakine wrote:
Financial facts about the University of Hawaii. (FY 2013):

Operating Expenses--$1.65 billion

Operating Revenue--$854.1 million

Operating Loss--719.1 million

Student Tuition and Fees--$ 243 million

Payments from the State (a.k.a. State Taxpayer)--$675.2 million

Revenue from the Federal Government (a.k.a. Federal Taxpayer)--$419.8 million


on February 18,2014 | 07:05AM
ShibaiDakine wrote:
Comment has disappeared into cyberspace again--waiting for "approval".
on February 18,2014 | 07:22AM
kraid808 wrote:
Just read an article that UH Manoa is on the top ten list of colleges that its alumni are not likely to recommend.
on February 17,2014 | 07:11AM
Green Warrior wrote:
what article?
on February 17,2014 | 02:35PM
busterb wrote:
Mad Magazine...
on February 17,2014 | 03:41PM
niimi wrote:
Search on 11 Colleges Even Its Alumni Wouldn't Recommend.
on February 17,2014 | 04:57PM
pridon wrote:
You get what you pay for. At UH that's not a lot. Not enough quality jobs in the Islands for grads. Better off with a skills related program from the community colleges.
on February 17,2014 | 09:44AM
richierich wrote:
Plumbers unite.
on February 17,2014 | 10:03AM
niimi wrote:
Your blanket statement isn't accurate. If you major in something in demand (Engineering, Computer Science) your earnings will far exceed those which aren't in demand (Psychology, Anthropology). Also, you have to be willing to leave the rock to pursue better jobs and pay. This is not for whiners.
on February 17,2014 | 04:59PM
Seawolf1 wrote:
University of Alaska Fairbanks!!!!!!!
on February 17,2014 | 10:13AM
Hugo wrote:
UH was the hardest high school I ever attended. Oceanography 101 was a sham and a shame. My UH History professor was great! He ended the HGEA strike, after many weeks, in 1976. Dr. Joel Seidman was my "visiting professor" from U. of Chicago. Dr. Joel literally "wrote the book". A Randy Roth type.
on February 17,2014 | 10:41AM
HD36 wrote:
My favorite class was an upper level course in Psychology 352, called human sexuality. I attended the class twice. Once for the midterm and final exam. I aced both exams except for one question wich you had to have been there to watch the film to know the answer. I still remember the question: The female to male transexual penis looked like: A) a pencil B) a baseball bat. C) a banana D) all of the above.
on February 17,2014 | 05:29PM
melane3 wrote:
OCN 101? Has UHM ever taught an OCN 101 course?
on February 18,2014 | 05:24AM
2disgusted2 wrote:
LOL ha ha ha...
on February 17,2014 | 12:33PM
kiheilocal wrote:
Love UH!! I received two degrees from there years ago and have been able to be self supporting all these years because of them as the careers I choose demanded specialized credentials. UH was inexpensive enough as a resident so I had no student loan debts. Also had lots of fun at the same time and met people from all over the world. Thank you UH Manoa!!
on February 17,2014 | 03:05PM
niimi wrote:
University of Hawaii tuition is a grand bargain as compared to other in-state schools in West. Univ. of Hawaii and Univ. of Oregon are roughly the same. Univ. of Washington and California State University or University of California schools RESIDENT IN STATE tuition are quite a bit higher than at UH.
on February 17,2014 | 04:54PM
HD36 wrote:
Compared to other schools it's a bargain but when you consider that all tuitions across the United States have risen more than 100% more than the CPI rate of inflation, than it's not saying much. Most kids are graduating with more than 25k in debt and looking for a job that's not even in their feild.
on February 17,2014 | 05:33PM
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