Cleary University is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-campus, specialized business university, committed to the betterment of society through the success of its alumni and their employers; to operate as a role model of responsible business practice; to embrace quality management principles, innovation, and an attentive customer focus; and to aspire to a better future.
Our mission is to provide a practical, application-based education, which equips students to advance their careers.
Cleary University will be America's foremost applied-business university, providing practical, project-based education that enriches student lives and enables an immediate alumni contribution to employers, families, and communities.
At Cleary University, we value:
- Effective learning through the application of knowledge
- Constant focus on understanding and satisfying student and employer needs
- Continuous and systemic improvement of product, service, and process
- Work as a source of learning, societal contribution, and self-dignity
- Innovation and opportunity as keys to advancement
- Responsible and ethical business practice and value exchange
- Dedicated staff, faculty, trustees, and other stakeholders
Cleary University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
The Higher Learning Commission is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Association was founded in 1895 as a membership organization for educational institutions. It is committed to developing and maintaining high standards of excellence. The Association is one of six regional institutional accrediting associations in the United States. Through its Commissions it accredits, and thereby grants membership to, educational institutions in the 19-state North Central region.
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).
For further information on The Higher Learning Commission, please visit www.ncahlc.org or contact them at: The Higher Learning Commission; 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400; Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504.
Proud Member of AQIP
Cleary University is proud to have been accepted to participate in an innovative and new Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) to maintain accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. To be accepted into AQIP, Cleary had to demonstrate that it is working towards an ideal defined by the characteristics of high performance organizations and the operational methods of quality management. With AQIP, Cleary University demonstrates it meets accreditation standards and expectations through sequences of events that align with those ongoing activities that characterize organizations using continuous improvement methods to better serve its students, employers, and community.
To learn more about AQIP, please click here.