Cleary University awarded “2014 Military Friendly School” designation

Posted: September 18, 2013

HOWELL – For the fourth consecutive year, Cleary University has received the “Military Friendly School” designation from Victory Media.

The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“We are very proud of the students who serve our country and we are proud to help provide them with a quality education that will help them continue on their successful paths,” said Tom Sullivan, president of Cleary University.

Cleary University Military Service Grants provide undergraduate students with a 100 percent tuition grant while graduate students can receive a 90 percent tuition grant. Cleary guarantees tuition rates for those called to active duty and servicemen and women can receive academic credit for military service. Cleary also is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, which helps offset tuition costs that exceed the maximum cap under the post 9-11 GI Bill.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Cleary University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

Complete survey methodology is available at

The Military Friendly Schools media and website, found at, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.

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.

Cleary’s mission is to provide a practical, application-based education, which equips students to advance their careers.