Manchester University traces its origin to the Roanoke Classical Seminary founded by the United Brethren Church in Roanoke, Indiana in 1860. The seminary became North Manchester College when it was moved to North Manchester, Indiana in 1889. Representatives of the Church of the Brethren purchased the campus in 1895 and deeded it to four State Districts of the Church in 1902.
Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.
Year after year – within six months of their commencement – 96 percent of Manchester graduates enter the work force, continue their education full-time or join full-time voluntary service. MU offers its undergraduate students an “employment guarantee” – if they have taken advantage of Manchester's services and opportunities and still don’t have a job within six months of graduation, they may return for a year, tuition-free.
Manchester University Health Services' mission is to enhance health, safety and wellness of students by providing compassionate and quality healthcare services to students. Health services strives to allow students to flourish academically by meeting their healthcare needs in a cost-efficient, confidential and timely manner.
East and Garver Halls are now reserved for first year students. These residence halls are some of the most social halls on campus. Many students have open doors for people to easily stop by. This creates many opportunities for first year students to meet new people.
The Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC) serves as the hub of sports activity. Dedicated in 1982, the PERC includes classroom and office space; a complete fitness center; two handball/racquetball courts, a performance laboratory, and full athletic training room.
With more than 60 student clubs and organizations, you can be part of a lot of excitement at Manchester. The hardest part is deciding what you're going to do! Whatever your interest, there's probably a group that shares your passion at Manchester. And if there isn't, consider the opportunity to start your own club!
Manchester University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and has been a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.