Manchester University is a liberal arts university with a campus located in North Manchester, Indiana, and a second campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana, home to the University’s College of Pharmacy. Total enrollment is approximately 1,500 students.
Manchester University (formerly Manchester College) was founded in Roanoke, Indiana, as the Roanoke Classical Seminary in 1860 by the United Brethren Church. David N. Howe served as the last president of Roanoke Classical Seminary, which was moved to North Manchester to become North Manchester [Manchester] College. He served as Manchester College’s first president from 1889–1894 and is known as the founder. The school was renamed Manchester College in 1889 when it moved to North Manchester. In 1932, Manchester merged with Mount Morris College of Mount Morris, Illinois, a Methodistseminary founded in 1839. Manchester is a college of the Church of the Brethren.