The Cleary Story
Cleary University was founded in 1883 by an Irish immigrant who wanted to create opportunities for immigrants to build businesses and find work at a time when they were not welcome in all workplaces. Cleary grew to become a world-class, four-year university bestowing undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of business fields, driven by faculty who are thought leaders with deep, practical experience in their industries.
Offering on-campus and online education models, Cleary provides a rich residence life, vibrant athletics, and a family feeling where everyone truly knows your name. More than 200 students live on a rolling, 50-acre campus in an historic Michigan town, with robust involvement in athletics. Cleary’s intimate student-to-faculty ratio leads to highly attentive learning and working relationships. Students have direct access to professors; they never have to wait for answers or attention. Administrators and faculty make it a top priority to know every student by name and focus.