About Manchester

Accreditation - Manchester University Accreditation


Manchester University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (230 S. LaSalle, Ste. 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604 www.hlcommission.org) since 1932.


State of Indiana

Manchester University is authorized by name in statute as an approved institution of higher education in the state of Indiana.

Student Complaints: In full compliance with federal rules, please contact the Indiana Commission for Higher Education following the steps outlined here for Indiana's higher education complaint resolution process. Distance education students living in other states may also utilize this process to contact the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.


Athletic Training Accreditation

The undergraduate and graduate level Athletic Training programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. 


Nursing Program Accreditation

Manchester's Bachelor's of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Indiana Board of Nursing and has the approval of the Higher Learning Commission. As a new program, Manchester will seek accreditation for the program through a nursing accreditation organization in 2022.


Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Program Accreditation

Manchester University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics has been granted candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400.


Pharmacy Program Accreditation

Manchester University’s Doctor of Pharmacy Program is accredited with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 2135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503; 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652; web site www.acpe-accredit.org.

Physical Therapy Accreditation

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. 

Manchester University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. On December 1, 2022, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the [professional/technical] phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in [professional/technical] courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation. 

On April 25, 2023, CAPTE convened to make all Candidate for Accreditation decisions. The decision of the commission was to deny Candidate for Accreditation status to Manchester. The University was notified May 9, 2023. Following CAPTE procedures, Manchester intends to seek reconsideration of the decision.


Social Work Accreditation

The baccalaureate level social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).


Teacher Education Accreditation

The baccalaureate level teacher education program is accredited by the Indiana Professional Standards Board and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (CAEP).


Non-discrimination Statement

Manchester University is committed to non-discrimination in campus life. The University does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, ancestry, race, color, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, disability or veteran status in admissions or any area of campus life, including its educational programs, scholarships and loan awards, residence life programs, athletic programs, extracurricular programs, promotion and tenure policies and practice, and alumni affairs. Manchester University is committed to carry out the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act, which provide for accessibility of University programs to the physically disabled.