Some popular colleges in Manchester include the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. These public universities are the two largest colleges in the city.
The University of Manchester was formed in 2004 during a merger between two older Manchester universities: the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester. The school is home to over 38,000 students and over 3,800 faculty members, offering studies in most academic subjects.
Formerly known as Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester Metropolitan University assumed its current name in 1994. One of the most popular universities in the United Kingdom, the school is home to a School of Art and a School of Architecture.