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Manchester University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Manchester University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Manchester University offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Manchester University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Manchester University was awarded 15 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Manchester University is ranked #726 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Manchester University also holds the #24 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Manchester University?

Acceptance Rate

Manchester University has an acceptance rate of 61%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Manchester University.

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Manchester University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Manchester University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Manchester University is 86%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  86 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Manchester University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Manchester University is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Manchester University for first-time, full-time students is 46%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Manchester University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,078 undergraduates at Manchester University with 1,060 being full-time and 18 being part-time.

Manchester University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Manchester University is 74.58 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  74.58 out of 100
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How Much Does Manchester University Cost?

The overall average net price of Manchester University is $17,979. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Manchester University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,575 $19,720 $16,257 $16,651 $17,616

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Manchester University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Manchester University, approximately 95% of students took out student loans averaging $6,615 a year. That adds up to $26,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Manchester University is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Manchester University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Manchester University make about $40,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Manchester University make the most money.

Location of Manchester University

Manchester University is a private not-for-profit institution located in North Manchester, Indiana. The location of Manchester University is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Manchester University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 604 E. College Ave, North Manchester, IN 46962
Phone: 260-982-5000

Manchester University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Manchester University. Of these students, 325 received undergraduate degrees and 84 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 42 $28,700
Health/Medical Prep Programs 38 NA
Business Administration & Management 33 NA
Accounting 19 $49,900
General Psychology 17 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 NA
Marketing 12 NA
Political Science & Government 11 NA
Finance & Financial Management 10 NA
History 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Manchester University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Manchester University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 251 students took at least one online class at Manchester University. This is an increase from the 38 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 251 38
2016-2017 38 0
2015-2016 140 0
2014-2015 80 0
2013-2014 74 3

Learn more about online learning at Manchester University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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