Cleary University

Cleary University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Cleary University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cleary University was awarded 65 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Cleary College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into Cleary College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Cleary University is a competitive 65%, 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.

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Cleary University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Cleary University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

Cleary University has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 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 5%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  5 out of 100

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Cleary University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Cleary College is $16,029. 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 +
$14,940 $12,480 $15,060 $15,440 $18,217

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 86% of students took out student loans averaging $9,989 a year. That adds up to $39,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cleary College is 8.7%. 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?

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 $53,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Cleary College students since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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. 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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 14 majors graduated from Cleary University. Of these students, 165 received undergraduate degrees and 58 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 78 $50,439
Accounting 17 NA
Marketing 11 NA
Human Resource Management 9 $44,971
Hospitality Management 9 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 7 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6 NA
International Business 4 NA
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 4 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 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

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 2019-2020, 658 students took at least one online class at Cleary University. This is an increase from the 321 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 658 282
2018-2019 321 196
2017-2018 277 165
2016-2017 647 183
2015-2016 591 311

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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