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Cleary University

Cleary University is unique in that it specializes only in business administration. As a result, this small private school 30 miles from Detroit (with several extension sites) claims that no other school in the area can better prepare graduates for the real world of business. Most Cleary students intern with local companies while in school.

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Cleary University is unique in that it specializes only in business administration. As a result, this small private school 30 miles from Detroit (with several extension sites) claims that no other school in the area can better prepare graduates for the real world of business. Most Cleary students intern with local companies while in school.

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Our quality of life and standard of living are fueled by the success of individual businesses, both large and small. Employees that can grasp and contribute to the resolution of the challenges we face in today's market are key to that success. As an independent University, Cleary operates as a small, not-for-profit business within the free market economy to develop those employees.

Cleary University was founded in 1883 on the simple belief that a business school should prepare students to exceed the expectations of their employers. We've been nationally recognized as a leader in business education, and as highly responsive to the needs of working adults and their employers.

Cleary has enjoyed over one hundred years of success and enters its third century because its alumni become well-educated employees who contribute to today's and tomorrow's businesses. Our students use their work site to apply the free market theories they master in the classroom, and complete capstone projects to solve actual work-based problems. Throughout its history, Cleary University has:

  • Recognized the correlation between ethical business behavior and reasonable profit;

  • Promoted the conservative and prudent fiscal policy of free market economics;

  • Operated as a small non-profit business, independent of state or local tax dollars;

  • Assisted alumni in achieving business success and personal independence;

  • Enhanced the success of individual businesses.

We believe students are our most important customers and share their interest in the efficient use of time and resources. We have carefully created our academic programs to offer service, efficiency, and convenience, and a responsive environment for persons seeking practical skills and valid credentials to advance their business careers. We do this without sacrificing the academic rigor that makes employers eager to hire and promote Cleary graduates.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 457
Gender 42% Male / 58% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 57% Full Time / 43% Part Time
Geography 98% In State / 2% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 50% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 78%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Ethnicity Unknown 12%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring pre-admission summer program reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance
  • Computer Services: computer center, student center wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: financial aid counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs career counseling employment services for undergraduates personal counseling veteran's counselor
  • Facilities: nature trails, disc golf course, fitness center.
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education accelerated program dual enrollment of high school students independent study internships double major honors program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other (44%), Accounting (17%), Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other (7%), Health/Health Care Administration/Management (6%), Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other (5%), Marketing/Marketing Management (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Job Opportunities:

Accountants and Auditors
Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.
Budget Analysts
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
Credit Analysts
Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.
Financial Examiners
Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in business and administration not listed above.

A program that prepares individuals to function in an organization as a composer, editor and proofreader of business or business-related communications.

Job Opportunities:

Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Editors
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
Technical Writers
Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in financial management and services not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Financial Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.

A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

Job Opportunities:

Compensation and Benefits Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization.
Human Resources Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.
Training and Development Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.
Human Resources Specialists
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.
Labor Relations Specialists
Resolve disputes between workers and managers, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, or coordinate grievance procedures to handle employee complaints.
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.
Training and Development Specialists
Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer Programmers
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

Job Opportunities:

Advertising and Promotions Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.
Marketing Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to provide technical administrative support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel. Includes instruction in posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, accounting software operation, and general accounting principles and practices.

Job Opportunities:

Tax Preparers
Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.
Brokerage Clerks
Perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.
Statistical Assistants
Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

Any instructional program in business and administration not listed above.

Any instructional program in general marketing and marketing research not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Marketing Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

A program that prepares individuals to plan, budget, and implement conferences, meetings, and other special events in the public or private sectors. Includes instruction in principles of meeting and event planning; special event management; budgets and finance; site selection; contracts, vendors, and negotiations; marketing and promotions; food and beverage management; audio-visual basics and meeting technology; and hospitality law.

Job Opportunities:

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the concept of sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective. Includes instruction in sustainable development, environmental policies, ethics, ecology, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, economics, natural resources, sociology, and anthropology.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in computer/information technology services administration and management not listed above.

Associates

A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Computer Systems Analysts
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
Information Security Analysts
Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
Software Developers, Applications
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Computer Network Architects
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Administration & Faculty

President/CEO Thomas P. Sullivan
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 6
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 72.6% accepted of 95 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite18 - 23
English17 - 22
Math17 - 24
Writing6 - 11
 
SATMath485 - 535
Reading515 - 565
Writing455 - 525

Deadlines

August

15

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $11,966 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $12,957
$30K-$48K $12,208
$48K-$75K $9,507
$75K-$110K $5,541
$110K+ $16,689

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $18,720, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $18,720 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $7,668
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $18,720 $26,388

Students Receiving Aid

70% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 53% $5,471
Federal Scholarships/Grants 50% $2,562
Institutional Grants 57% $4,444
Other Federal Grants 3% $625
Other Loans 3% $16,000
Pell Grants 50% $2,520
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 27% $914
Student Loans 57% $6,091

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.cleary.edu/funding.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.cleary.edu/future/tuition_rates_payment.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

19% of students graduated on time.

44% of students graduated in six years.

43% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

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