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Get the facts about Cleary University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Cleary University Ranked?

2021 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 13 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Cleary College is ranked #1,455 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Cleary College is also ranked #40 out of 42 schools in Michigan.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cleary College?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Cleary University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 48%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 at Cleary University is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 23% for first-time, full-time students at Cleary College, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Cleary College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 462 undergraduates at Cleary College with 339 being full-time and 123 being part-time.

Cleary College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Cleary College is 39.40 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  39.40 out of 100
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How Much Does Cleary University Cost?

The overall average net price of Cleary College is $18,299. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 69% of students took out student loans averaging $9,736 a year. That adds up to $38,944 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cleary College is 9.0%. 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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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 most recent year for which we have data, students from 15 majors graduated from Cleary University. Of these students, 157 received undergraduate degrees and 41 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 84 $60,000
Health & Medical Administrative Services 13 NA
Accounting 10 NA
Human Resource Management 9 NA
Marketing 9 NA
Hospitality Management 5 NA
International Business 4 NA
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 2 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 NA
Business/Corporate Communications 1 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 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

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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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