Manor College

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Manor College
Manor College seal.gif
Former names
Manor Junior College
MottoYou Belong Here
TypePrivate
Established1947
PresidentJonathan Peri
Students1,000
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban
ColoursBlue and white
NicknameBlue Jays
MascotManny the Blue Jay
Websitewww.manor.edu
Jonathan Peri, Manor College's President

Manor College is a private associate and bachelor's degree granting college in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. While the college offers degrees in various fields of study, it may be best known for its vet tech and dental hygiene programs. In order to give students a hands-on learning experience, the college is home to both a Dental Health Center that serves the local community, as well as a 50-acre farm and fully operational on-campus veterinary laboratories.

Vet Tech student with horse

History[edit]

Manor College was founded in 1947[1] by the Byzantine Ukrainian Sisters of Saint Basil the Great. It is located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. In 1959, Manor College was chartered and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The college was approved by the State Council of Education Department of Instruction on June 17, 1964. The legal governing body of Manor College is the Board of Trustees, which is composed of twenty-one members, including lay men and women from the business and professional communities and religious Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great.

In order to better reach affordability goals, the college froze tuition increases from 2016-17. As a result, Manor College was listed in 2017 as the best-priced Catholic institution in Pennsylvania. [2]

In 2018, Manor College announced that the institution would be offering bachelor degree programs, beginning the fall 2018 semester. [3] Branded as a "Soar in 4" campaign, the college successfully launched 15 new degree programs in fields such as healthcare management, criminal justice, business analytics, veterinary practice management, and more. [4] In November of the same year, the college announced a partnership with Widener Law School that would allow students to combine their undergraduate pre-law degree with a law degree from Widener University Delaware Law School as part of an innovative "3+3" program. Students can also qualify for guaranteed admission to the law school. [5]

Heritage[edit]

Manor College is related to the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Manor's objective to foster an awareness and appreciation of the Ukrainian heritage and culture is accomplished through its on-campus Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center which was established in 1977. The UHSC encompasses four major areas: Academic Studies, a Ukrainian Library, a museum collection of Ukrainian traditional arts and an Archives Division. Many Ukrainian immigrants looking for higher education in America attend Manor College as a method of easing their transition into American culture.

Academics[edit]

Manor College offers Bachelor's Degree Programs in the fields of: General Business, Business Analytics, Computer and Information Systems, General Management, Healthcare Management, Health Services, Sport Management, Veterinary Practice Management, Child Care Administration,Child Development, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Justice Administration, Law Enforcement, Public Policy, and Liberal Studies.

The school offers Associate's Degree programs in the fields of: Accounting, Business Administration (Available in a fully online & Face-To-Face format), Computer Science, Computer and Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Expanded Functions Dental Assisting (EFDA), Healthcare Administration (Available in a fully online & Face-To-Face format), Liberal Arts (Available in a fully online & Face-To-Face format), Management, Marketing, Paralegal, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Radiological Sciences, Pre-Science, Psychology, Sport and Recreational Management, and Veterinary Technology [6]

Manor College's front entrance

Adult Education[edit]

Manor College is home to the Civil War Institute, a historical program that allows participants to examine this period of American history from new perspectives. [7] Participating instructors are experts in their respective fields, serving as members of the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table. The school also offers a number of continuing ed programs for real estate, legal education, and more. In keeping with the school's Ukrainian roots, several classes in Ukrainian culture and language are offered every semester for children and adults alike.

Athletics[edit]

The Manor College intercollegiate athletics program offers a variety of non-competitive programs including basketball (men's and women's), soccer (men's and women's), baseball, and volleyball (women's). The teams are known as the "Blue Jays". Manor College's athletic teams compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association's 19th Region.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE HISTORY OF MANOR COLLEGE". Manor College. Manor College. Archived from the original on 11 July 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  2. ^ Knickerbocker, Lance (28 September 2017). "Manor College the Most Affordable Catholic Institution in Pennsylvania".
  3. ^ "Manor College Encourages Students to Soar in 4". 6 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Bachelor's Degree Programs".
  5. ^ "Manor College Partners with Widener University Delaware Law School". 4 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Associate's Degree Programs".
  7. ^ "Civil War Institute at Manor College".

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Coordinates: 40°05′09″N 75°06′15″W / 40.0859°N 75.1043°W / 40.0859; -75.1043