UH nursing, education online in top 100

HONOLULU — Citing the growing importance of online education, U.S. News & World Report released in January its first Top Online Education Programs rankings.

The College of Education and the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawai‘i Manoa were both ranked among the top 100 programs for online master’s degrees in education and nursing, according to a UH news release.

Kaua‘i Community College in Puhi, a part of the UH system, offers distance education for several degrees at UH Manoa, including a nursing doctoral degree and nursing and education master’s degrees. The college also offers several other degrees in various fields, including master, post-baccalaureate, bachelor, associate degree and certificate programs.

UH Manoa “is committed to expanding our online and distance options as a way to better serve the needs of Hawai‘i and the Pacific region,” College of Education Dean Christine Sorensen said. “Distance education provides access to opportunities to those who are not able to come to campus for a variety of reasons, including geographic location as well as life commitments.”

The College of Education at UH Manoa ranked 96 among 151 programs for student services and technology.

The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene ranked No. 25 for faculty credentials and training, No. 53 for student engagement and ac

Programs considered by U.S. News for the rankings needed to have at least 80 percent of their course content available online.

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