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U.S. News and World Report: Manchester is among the best colleges in the Midwest

Manchester University has been named one of the best universities in the Midwest by the U.S. News & World Report annual college guide.

Manchester is among those selected among the top 25 "Best Colleges" in the Midwest, according to the guide released Monday, Sept. 14.

Last month, The Princeton Review college guide also declared Manchester a “Best in the Midwest.”

“As I say all the time, the world needs more Manchester graduates,” said Manchester President Dave McFadden. “That means giving them value for every dollar by offering a rich learning environment that allows students to succeed here and in life after school.”

Manchester offers a Triple Guarantee to undergraduates – including guaranteed access to financial aid, guaranteed graduation in four years or less and guaranteed job or graduate school placement within six months of graduation.

The college ranking also said that Manchester is among the best schools in the Midwest at improving the social mobility of its graduates.

Social mobility considers the on-time graduation rates and future earnings of lower-income students. Many Manchester students are from working-class families and about a third are first-generation college students. One hundred percent of new Manchester undergraduate students receive financial aid.

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U.S. News & World Report 2021 looked at more than 1,800 U.S.-based schools.

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September 2020