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Cleary University Data & Information Overview

11 awards Ranking Badges
76% Acceptance Rate
2% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Cleary University Ranked?

Business Administration & Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Cleary University was awarded 11 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration & management.

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Overall Quality

Cleary College was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cleary College?

76% Acceptance Rate
34% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Cleary University is 76%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Cleary College is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to Cleary College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cleary University  ( 470 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Cleary University  ( 480 to 580 )
Cleary College received ACT scores from 1% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 19.

ACT Composite Scores for Cleary University  ( 18 to 19 )

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Cleary University Faculty

18 to 1 Student to Faculty
9% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Cleary University, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cleary University is 9%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  9 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cleary University

50% Freshmen Retention
12% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Cleary University this rate is 50%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  50 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Cleary College is 12%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  12 out of 100

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Cleary University Undergraduate Student Diversity

392 Full-Time Undergraduates
8.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
42.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 509 undergraduates at Cleary College with 392 being full-time and 117 being part-time.

How Much Does Cleary University Cost?

$18,457 Net Price
81% Take Out Loans
$31,420 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Cleary College is $18,457. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cleary College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,149 $13,858 $16,515 $21,657 $21,033

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cleary College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cleary College, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $7,855 a year. That adds up to $31,420 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cleary College is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cleary College Graduates Make?

$53,696 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cleary College make about $53,696 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Cleary College graduates since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Cleary University

Michigan State
392 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Cleary University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Howell, Michigan. The suburban atmosphere of Howell makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Cleary College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI 48843
Phone: 800-686-1883

Cleary University Majors

14 Majors With Completions
118 Undergraduate Degrees
83 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 14 majors graduated from Cleary University. Of these students, 118 received undergraduate degrees and 83 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 100 $47,126
Accounting 0 NA
Business/Corporate Communications 0 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 NA
Finance & Financial Management 0 NA
Hospitality Management 0 NA
Human Resource Management 0 $46,907
International Business 0 NA
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 NA
Marketing 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Cleary University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cleary College

100% Take At Least One Class Online
41% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 751 students took at least one online class at Cleary University. This is an increase from the 658 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 751 310
2019-2020 658 282
2018-2019 321 196
2017-2018 277 165
2016-2017 647 183

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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