stem the Hoosier “brain drain:”
them to Manchester College!
Manchester College students are doing their part to
stem the “brain drain” from Indiana, and they’re doing it at record
Continuing what is becoming a Manchester tradition,
97.5 percent of May 2006 grads had jobs or were furthering their
education within six months of receiving their diplomas.
And, more than 74 percent of those grads are working
and studying in Indiana!
Manchester College delegation will travel to Indianapolis this month to
lobby legislators for more scholarship support for college students who
opt to work and study in their home state after graduation. Gov. Mitch
Daniels recently proposed new financing to entice students to pursue
their careers in Indiana. Currently, Indiana ranks 44th for residents
with a college degree.
graduate schools in Indiana and across the country continue to recognize
there is something very special about a Manchester College graduate,”
said Stuart Jones, director of Career Services. “That is why our
placement rates are higher than national averages and continue to climb
survey of the successes of its May 2006 grads is solid research that
future students can take to the bank: College officials connected with
99 percent of the grads. About 68 percent are employed and almost 26
percent are in grad school or furthering their education. The remaining
3 percent are in full-time volunteer work or not seeking employment.
placement rate nationally ranges between 72 percent and 85 percent,
Jones said. There’s no such flux at Manchester, where the placement rate
has averaged 96 percent over the past five years.
The success spans
careers. All but two of
Manchester’s biology-chemistry majors, for example, are in medical or
nursing school or seeking graduate degrees in the sciences. One already
has a job in the DNA research field … in Indiana. Majors in management,
computer science, economics, communication studies, psychology,
marketing, sociology and art majors also are enjoying early success in
finding jobs in their new careers.
– one of Manchester’s cornerstone programs – are teaching and coaching
in schools and programs all over Indiana.
All 50 education majors of the Class of 2006 are employed or in
grad school. They’re teaching in Plymouth and LaPorte and Elkhart, in
Kokomo and Rochester, in Columbia City and Valparaiso, and many other
Other members of
the Class of 2006 are working across the nation, in schools, accounting
firms and businesses, often returning to their home states. Manchester
College students call 27 states and 26 countries home.
provides an ever-expanding support system to help its students find
success after college. Internships, student-faculty collaborations, a
wealth of career services, and a reputation among educators and
businesses all give Manchester grads a head start on their futures. For
more about Manchester College, which offers more than 55 majors, visit