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Accounting major at Manchester University named best value in Indiana

College Factual AccountingNORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The accounting program at Manchester University is ranked No. 1 in Indiana as a “Best Value for the Money” in the annual nationwide ranking of U.S. colleges and universities by College Factual.

The accounting major has achieved this ranking two years in a row.

Full ranking for Indiana: https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/business-management-marketing-sales/accounting/rankings/best-value/great-lakes/indiana/

The program at Manchester is also ranked No. 24 out of 601 programs at colleges and universities in the United States. This places Manchester University’s accounting program in the top 5 percent of all such programs in the nation reviewed by College Factual.

“Manchester’s accounting faculty are outstanding classroom teachers who together bring more than 100 years of teaching experience to their work,” said Tim Ogden, dean of the Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business. “They use a wide variety of teaching and learning activities, which really serve the students well.  There is something for everyone, and it shows in the students’ internship performance and in their performance on the CPA exam.”

Based upon PayScale survey data, students graduating from Manchester with an accredited degree in accounting realize early-career earnings of $47,575 and mid-career earnings of $86,044. This is above the national average of $44,539 for early-career earnings and above the national average of $75,228 for mid-career earnings of all college and university graduates reviewed by College Factual.

“As far as I am concerned, we have the best faculty and staff imaginable in the Gilbert College of Business,” Ogden said. “They have a single-minded focus: doing whatever is in the best interest of the students.  Added to that is the great support the business college receives from other areas on campus such as the Registrar, Student Financial Services, the Business Office, and all of the folks in Students Affairs.  It is a real team effort. 

“Finally, and most importantly, Manchester has incredible students.  They are smart, they work hard, they accept responsibility, and they do not cut corners.  Together, this is a potent combination, and it produces results.”

College Factual’s Best Accounting Schools for the Money ranking takes into account the average yearly cost of the school, the average time students take to graduate, and the quality the school provides to students. 

Manchester is enhancing its accounting opportunities, and the value of a student’s education, by offering a Master’s of Accountancy (MACCT) – a 3+1 program that enables students to enroll in undergraduate and master’s level courses at the same time. This allows students to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years instead of five, eliminating a year of increased costs and lost earnings. In addition, because MACCT students are full-time undergraduate students, they retain all of their undergraduate financial aid – making Manchester’s MACCT much more affordable than other programs.

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 70 areas of academic study to more than 1,400 students in undergraduate programs,a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu . 

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Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

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College Factual, located in Troy, New York, provides in-depth coverage for more 2,500 colleges and universities and more than 350 college majors. These insights are available to students from more than 200 countries interested in pursuing accredited college degree programs in the United States.

May 2019