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Manchester joins U-CAN website offering prospective students an alternative to national college rankings


       Manchester College has joined a national effort to put consumer information about higher-education at the fingertips of all applicants and parents. University and College Accountability Network – U-CAN – presents free online access to objective and measurable data and information about more than 570 independent colleges and universities nationwide.

       The website is a response of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to Education Secretary Margaret Spelling’s call for more consumer-friendly information about higher education. College-seekers will find no rankings at U-CAN. Rather, it contains measurable details about a wealth of higher education offerings, supplemented by scores of hyperlinks.

       For example, on the Manchester College report, consumers will learn the percentage of students who graduate within four years (42%), who call Indiana home (88%), of students who return for their sophomore year (70%) … and many other facts. Click here to go directly to Manchester College’s U-CAN page.

       Until now, no single objective consumer resource existed to help prospective students choose a college or university that best fits their needs. Manchester is committed to this system of transparency and accountability that takes its information from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS survey and the Common Data Set.

       Data and narrative sections within the institutional profiles cover: admissions, enrollment, academics, student demographics, graduation rates, most common fields of study, transfer of credit policy, accreditation, faculty information, class size, tuition and fees trends, price of attendance, financial aid, campus housing, student life and campus safety.

       Of course, for more about Manchester College, visit



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