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Find out more about how Cleary University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Cleary University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Cleary University was awarded 6 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Cleary College as #1,135 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Cleary College held the #1,283 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Cleary College is also ranked #34 out of 43 schools in Michigan.

See all of the rankings for Cleary University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Cleary College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Cleary University is a competitive 48%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 80% 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 450 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cleary University  ( 450 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Cleary University  ( 460 to 560 )
Cleary College received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Cleary University  ( 17 to 23 )

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Cleary University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Cleary University, this rate is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 7%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  7 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cleary University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Cleary University is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 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 23%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Cleary University.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Cleary College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 524 undergraduates at Cleary College with 334 being full-time and 190 being part-time.

Cleary College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Cleary College is 32.83 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  32.83 out of 100
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How Much Does Cleary University Cost?

The overall average net price of Cleary College is $20,015. 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 +
$17,634 $20,211 $21,904 $19,895 $19,995

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cleary College, approximately 80% of students took out student loans averaging $6,393 a year. That adds up to $25,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cleary College is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cleary College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Cleary College make around $53,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Cleary College graduates since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Cleary University make the most money.

Location of Cleary University

Cleary University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Howell, Michigan. Howell is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Cleary University

Contact details for Cleary College are given below.

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

Cleary University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 11 majors graduated from Cleary University. Of these students, 138 received undergraduate degrees and 44 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 65 $60,000

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

Online Learning at Cleary College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 277 students took at least one online class at Cleary University. This is a decrease from the 647 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 277 165
2016-2017 647 183
2015-2016 591 311
2014-2015 545 250
2013-2014 384 266

Learn more about online learning at Cleary University.


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