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Manchester University has been part of the North Manchester, Ind., community since 1889. Founded by members of the Church of the Brethren, the University continues to grow and welcome international students of all faiths and ethnicities.
The Manchester community is a safe, welcoming "home away from home" for students from around the world. International students are drawn to Manchester's academic excellence and travel thousands of miles to prepare here for their careers. When they do, they find a friendly campus where people respect differences and celebrate diversity.
Manchester has been fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges, Higher Learning Commission since 1932. Manchester’s Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Indiana Professional Standards Board and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Athletic Training Program, both undergraduate and graduate levels, are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Our Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Manchester University School of Pharmacy (PharmD) has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Manchester University demonstrates its commitment to diversity through:
- The aggressive recruitment of a diverse student body
- Strong retention efforts for students of color and international students
- Concerted and intentional efforts to diversify faculty and staff
- Diversity training for all employees conducted through Human Resources and the Office of Multicultural Services
- Diversity across the curriculum through Academic Affairs
- An Intercultural Center that serves as a resource center for the different cultural groups in campus
Manchester is a safe environment in which to study and grow. The campus is staffed all day, every day by safety officers, many of whom are emergency responders. We also have a campus nurse, health assistants, and mental health counselors on staff. Because Manchester cares deeply about the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, the use of alcohol, all types of tobacco products and illegal drugs are prohibited.
North Manchester is a community of 6,000 residents. The town has a full-time police force, firefighters, and emergency medical responders. There are two medical clinics and several dentists and optometrists in town, as well as a number of excellent hospitals within easy driving distance. North Manchester is among the “Top 20 Safest Cities in Indiana” for 2016, according to The SafeWise Report, based on low crime statistics.
Manchester University has a longstanding reputation for academic excellence and successful graduates. In fact, more than 98 percent of last year’s graduates were employed, in grad school or in full-time voluntary service within six months.
Employers love Manchester grads. They see them as problem solvers and innovative thinkers, and they come to career fairs on campus to recruit them. They know that Manchester students learn to think critically, adapt and apply themselves to succeed in any career. In an ever-changing world, these are the qualities of next generation’s leaders.