Manchester College

Manchester College

Manchester College is a coeducational liberal arts and sciences college located in North Manchester, Indiana. The United Brethren Church established the school as the Roanoke Classical Seminary in 1860. In 1889, the college shifted to North Manchester and adopted its present name. Manchester College currently occupies a 125-acre campus. Students can pursue associate of arts and bachelor's degrees in over 55 fields of study.

Manchester College is distinguished as the first US college to offer a Peace Studies Program. Notable alumni of the college include Nobel Prize winner Paul Flory, UN official Andrew W. Cordier, inventor of Teflon Roy J. Plunkett, and several others. Manchester College's athletes participate in NCAA Division III in soccer, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, and track and field. Manchester College is also home to several clubs and organizations, including the Campus Interfaith Board, intramural sports, and Alpha Psi Omega.

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Manchester College
604 College Ave
North Manchester , IN 46962
General Phone: (260) 982-5000

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Manchester Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management48business management, non-profit management, business administration, accounting, finance, marketing
Education and Teaching32education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, ...
Liberal Arts29German language, French language, Spanish language, English, peace and conflict resolution, interdisciplinary studies, social services, economics, political science, ...
Therapy and Counseling12psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12health and physical education, exercise science, athletic trainer
Science9biology, chemistry, physics
Media9communication studies
Family and Social Work8social work
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science, computer science
Art Studies1art studies
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy, religion
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and safety

Number of programs and degrees for Manchester in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18045
Associate's degree15
Master's degree12

Manchester Student Body

In 2007-2008, Manchester had a total enrollment of 1,036 students (1,137 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 39%
20-21 41%
22-24 17%
25-29 2%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Manchester Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Manchester Room and Board (2007)

Manchester offers campus housing for 923 of its 1,137 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of North Manchester, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Manchester Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440550
SAT Math470580
SAT Writing430540
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT31%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Manchester Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,720
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,720
Room and board $ 8,100
Room charge $ 4,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,100
Books and supplies $ 550
Other expenses $ 1,450

Financial Aid:
Manchester participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 182000)

Manchester Faculty

Manchester has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1914
Non-tenured and not on tenure track58

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$57,5742*
Associate professoracademic year14$47,82413$48,061
Assistant professoracademic year10$46,0538$45,384
Instructoracademic year1*7$43,113
All faculty totalacademic year37$50,39230$45,735

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Manchester Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Manchester Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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