The origin of Manchester University can be traced back to the establishment of Roanoke Classical Seminary by the United Brethren Church in Roanoke in 1860. Its name was changed to North Manchester College on its relocation to North Manchester in 1889. In 1932, Morris College in Illinois merged with Mount Manchester College. The college became Manchester University in July 2012. Further, Manchester University holds the accreditation of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Also, it has held the membership of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1932.
Manchester University has two campuses. Located in North Manchester, at a distance of 35 miles from Fort Wayne, the university’s main campus has six residence halls, high-tech academic buildings, modern athletic facilities, and towering oak trees. The campus also has recreational areas and many activities are organized by more than 60 student clubs. Situated near the Interstate 69 exit, the university’s Fort Wayne campus is in the center of the northern medical district of Fort Wayne on Diebold and Dupont roads. The campus has excellent facilities like modern classrooms, a pharmacy care laboratory, a pharmacy communications laboratory with video-equipped rooms, a sterile products laboratory, a drug information center, and spacious study areas.
Manchester University offers a professional doctorate degree program in pharmacy and two master’s courses. Also, it offers many undergraduate degree courses in more than 70 fields of study like accounts, athletics, arts, sciences, business, education, communication, computer science, media, economics, social sciences, pharmacy, engineering, finance, languages, health, journalism, mathematics, law, and psychology. The university is home to more than 1600 students from 28 states and 20 countries. Further, it has a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Around 96 percent of the university graduates get a job, join a full-time voluntary service, or enroll for further studies within six months of graduation.
Manchester University has a large alumni network with many notable people. Dan West founded Heifer International. Andrew Cordier helped in drafting the United Nations’ founding charter. Paul Flory won the Nobel Prize in polymer chemistry. Roy Plunkett discovered Teflon. Gene Likens discovered the existence of acid rain in North America. Mike Emrick is the NHL hockey announcer who has won an Emmy Award. Randy Dormans works at DreamWorks Animation as a supervising producer. Stan Hooley is the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race’s executive director. Sarah Kurtz won the Dan David Prize in 2007 for her work in the field of photovoltaic energy. Phil Keiser was the CEO of Culvers. Jane Henney became the Food and Drug Administration’s first woman commissioner. Many other distinguished and successful people are linked to the university.