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Manchester sets enrollment record; named to Midwest best value and best colleges listings 

With a record total enrollment of 1,599 students this year, Manchester University has again been named one of the best colleges and best value schools among regional colleges by the U.S. News & World Report annual college guide. 

Manchester is sixth in its Midwest’s top 10 “Great Schools, Great Prices” ranking. This is also the 23nd year the news magazine has recognized the University as one of the "Best Colleges" in the Midwest. Last month, The Princeton Review college guide also declared Manchester a “Best in the Midwest.” MU is a perennial in such rankings.

“They are a reflection of Manchester’s dedication to putting students first in all that we do,” said President Dave McFadden. “Our total growth in large part comes from identifying areas of market demand and looking at what resources we have to meet them. That’s how we ended up offering the nation’s first master’s degree program in pharmacogenomics.”

Manchester University reached the 1,600-student mark for the first time in its history this year. The official tallies are not complete, but the Registrar’s Office confirms this year’s 1,599 enrollment exceeds that of last year’s previous record of 1,537. Before that, 1970-71 was the highest enrollment on record with 1,471 students.

Manchester offers a Triple Guarantee to undergraduates – including guaranteed access to financial aid, guaranteed graduation in four years or less and guaranteed job or grad school placement within six months of graduation. The University’s 10-year average for employment/graduate school placement is higher than 95 percent.

Most Manchester undergraduate students graduate in four years – an increasing number in three – which accelerates their earning potential and keeps student loan debt in check. Manchester this year began offering a five-year, fast-track path to a master’s degree in athletic training.

For more information, call 800-852-3648 or e-mail visit@manchester.edu. Schedule a visit at http://visit.manchester.edu.

U.S. News & World Report today announced the 2017 Best Colleges rankings of more than 1,800 U.S.-based schools. The rankings focus on academic excellence, with schools ranked on up to 15 measures of academic quality.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about what’s available at the private, northern Indiana school at http://admissions.manchester.edu/areas-of-study/.

Sept. 13, 2016