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America’s Best Colleges guide

says Manchester is

a “Great School at a Great Price”

The leading guide for college-bound students continues to hold a Manchester College education in high regard. For the 16th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report includes Manchester among its “America’s Best Colleges.”

In addition to its 18th-place Midwest “Best Colleges” ranking, Manchester remains steadfast among “Great Schools, Great Prices,” reports the popular college guide in its 2011 edition. This year, “America’s Best Colleges” also taps Manchester as one of five Midwest colleges graduating students with the “Least Debt.”

The Princeton Review college guide also recently listed Manchester as a “Best in the Midwest.” (Read more.)

“We are pleased that college guides continue to recognize the outstanding value of a Manchester College education,” said Glenn Sharfman, vice president and dean for academic affairs. “Manchester College’s academic reputation is high because we have an excellent faculty that puts students first. We hold students to high standards and work with them so they can achieve their personal and professional goals.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks more than 1,400 schools nationwide for its college guide, which hits newsstands Aug. 31. Many of the rankings are available online now at

The college guide groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and class sizes.

Manchester College offers 55 areas of undergraduate study and two master’s degrees in education and athletic training. For more about the northeast Indiana college, visit

August 2010


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