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Manchester University Overview

Located in North Manchester, Indiana, Manchester University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of North Manchester is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Manchester University Known For?

223 Undergraduate Awards
$21,998 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Manchester University.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 91% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Manchester University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,704 a year. That's about 14% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Manchester University student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Manchester University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Manchester University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#105 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Manchester University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Genetics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Health/Medical Prep Programs Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Manchester University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Highest Paid Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Graduates College Factual
#7 Highest Paid Health/Medical Prep Programs Graduates College Factual
#24 Best Health/Medical Prep Programs Schools College Factual
#61 Best Healthcare Bachelor’s Degree Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#126 Highest Paid Allied Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#180 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Manchester University?


Contact details for Manchester University are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into Manchester University?

You can apply to Manchester University online at:

Admission Requirements for Manchester University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Manchester University?

70% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Manchester University is 70%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Can I Afford Manchester University?

$21,998 Net Price
98% Take Out Loans
6.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Manchester University is $21,998. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Manchester University, approximately 98% of students took out student loans averaging $6,804 a year. That adds up to $27,216 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Manchester University is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Manchester University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,069 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,084 undergraduate students at Manchester University, with 1,069 being full-time and 15 being part-time.


There are also 365 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,069 full-time undergraduates at Manchester University, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Manchester University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 129
Hispanic or Latino 91
White 731
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 93

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Manchester University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at Manchester University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Iraq.

Online Learning at Manchester University

51 Took All Classes Online
1,066 Took At Least One Class Online
932.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,066 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Manchester University has changed over the last few years.


Online Affordability Rankings of Manchester University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Manchester University was $34,436 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Manchester University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Genetics #1 #1
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #58 #43

Online Growth Rankings of Manchester University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Manchester University was 932.9%. This is the #103 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Manchester University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Manchester University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 64 64
Accounting 18 10 0 28
Health & Physical Education 28 0 0 28
Genetics 0 26 0 26
Health/Medical Prep Programs 20 0 0 20
General Psychology 16 0 0 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 0 0 15
Business Administration & Management 14 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 14 0 14
Finance & Financial Management 11 0 0 11
Marketing 8 0 0 8
General Education 7 0 0 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 0 0 7
Natural Resources Conservation 7 0 0 7
Social Work 7 0 0 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 0 0 6
Computer Engineering 6 0 0 6
General Biology 5 0 0 5
General Sales & Marketing 5 0 0 5
History 5 0 0 5
Religious Studies 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 4 0 0 4
Sociology 4 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 0 0 4
Communication & Media Studies 3 0 0 3
Romance Languages 3 0 0 3
Philosophy 3 0 0 3
Public Relations & Advertising 2 0 0 2
General English Literature 2 0 0 2
Mathematics 2 0 0 2
Music 2 0 0 2
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 1 0 0 1
General Engineering 1 0 0 1
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 1 0 0 1
Political Science & Government 1 0 0 1
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 223 50 64 337


*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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