Cleary University

  • Patrick Roger Cleary founds Cleary University in 1883. In 1933, the Cleary family turned the physical assets of the college over to a Board of Trustees, establishing Cleary College as an independent non-profit institution.
  • Thomas Patrick Sullivan is President of Clear University.
  • Our mission is to enrich students’ lives through the knowledge, skills, and credentials that advance careers.
  • Cleary University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the Secretary of Education and the Committee on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA, now continued under the Council on Higher Education Accreditation, or CHEA).
  • Average student/faculty ratio of 11:1.
  • Student population: 57% female, 43% male and 98% of students work while enrolled.
  • 152 full and part-time faculty
  • Member of the North Central Association and Academics Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).
  • Cleary University offers one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” in the nation for 2013, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • Cleary ranked 149 on the national list of more than 200 online bachelor’s programs. 
  • has named Cleary University to its list of top online MBA programs in the country, ranking the school #34 in the nation.
  • $8,939,151 awarded annually in total student financial assistance.
  • $1,182,716 awarded annually in institutional scholarships and grant.

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