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Manchester 2016 graduates report high success rate 

Most of Manchester University’s 270 spring 2016 graduates have jobs or are in graduate school.

The success rate is 96.4 percent, which is in line with the school’s five-year average.

January session offers a variety of immersive opportunities.“Rigorous academics and rich hands-on experiences make Manchester graduates highly successful in the job market," said Tish Kalita, MU director of career and professional development. Internships, real-life training and volunteer work help prepare them for the professional world and offer valuable sources for networking.

Employers are invited to meet MU students at the Manchester University Career and Internship Fair from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at the Jo Young Switzer Center on the North Manchester campus. There will be an optional pre-fair luncheon at 12:30 p.m., and setup begins at 1:30 p.m. Each registration will receive one 6-foot table and two chairs.
Fair sponsorship is also available. For more information and to register:

Manchester is so sure of its graduates’ success that it offers an employment guarantee: a job or graduate school within six months of graduation or return for a full year, tuition-free. For more, visit

The success rate of 2016 MU pharmacy doctoral and athletic training master’s degree recipients is nearly 100 percent, with almost every graduate working in their field or on a post-graduate residency.

The University began offering the nation’s first dedicated master’s degree in pharmacogenomics (PGx) in May. The PGx offering was so successful that the school is now offering an online master’s degree program in PGx. 

Nearly 16 percent of those who were in the undergraduate Class of 2016 are earning advanced degrees – at dentistry and law schools, and studying chemistry, physics and psychology. Some are at Manchester’s own Pharmacy Program in Fort Wayne, pursuing a four-year professional doctorate. Many of the graduate-degree seekers are research and teaching assistants at major universities.

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 Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

January 2017