Manchester University offers more than 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs (athletic training and pharmacogenomics) and a professional doctorate in pharmacy to nearly 1,500 students from 25 states and 17 countries. The independent, liberal arts school is located in North Manchester, Ind. Our four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program is on a Fort Wayne, Ind. Manchester is a Church of the Brethren school; about 6 percent of the students are members of the denomination.
Fulbrights galore. A total of 30 Manchester graduates have received the U.S. government's prestigious Fulbright grants to study and teach abroad. In addition, two Manchester faculty members have done research abroad as Fulbright Scholars.
It's a Manchester mission. MU students, faculty and staff contribute annually more than 60,000 hours of service, annually placing Manchester on the President's Higher Education Community Service "Honor Roll." The University's chapter of Indiana Reading Corps is one of the largest in the state, logging more than 3,000 hours tutoring elementary school children.
MU grads get jobs. Year after year – within six months of their commencement – at least 95 percent of Manchester graduates enter the work force, continue their education full-time or join full-time voluntary service. For 2015 grads, the placement rate was 98 percent! MU offers its undergraduate students an “employment guarantee” – if they have taken advantage of Manchester's services and opportunities and still don’t have a job within six months of graduation, they may return for a year, tuition-free.
We grow CPAs. Manchester is legendary for producing well-prepared professionals who are offered full-time positions months before they graduate and who perform extremely well on the Uniform CPA exam.
Our pre-med students aren't average. Biology and chemistry students leave Manchester University ready for medical school. Over the last five years, 89 percent of Manchester graduates who applied to med school were accepted. The national average is about 40 percent.
Train here for law school. Over the last decade, 86 percent of Manchester applicants have gained admission to law school. The national average is 62 percent.
MAT has a perfect record. Since the program’s inception in 2010, 100 percent of Master of Athletic Training candidates have passed their national Board of Certification exam on the first attempt. Nationally, the first-time pass rate for entry-level master’s degrees is 93 percent.
Professors of the Year teach here. Environmental scientist Dr. Jerry Sweeten (a 1975 Manchester graduate) was the 2009 Indiana Professor of the Year. Art Professor Emeritus James R.C. Adams, a member of the Manchester faculty for more than 50 years, was the 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year. More than 400 colleges and universities nationwide compete for the honor.
And we sing in cool places. Manchester's A Cappella Choir performs in impressive venues, including Carnegie Hall (twice) and the Vatican in Rome