U.S. News names Cleary to "Best Online Bachelor's Program" list for 2013

Posted: January 22, 2013

HOWELL – Cleary University offers one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” in the nation for 2013, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“We are always pleased to receive validation from external sources about the quality of education we offer at Cleary University,” said Tom Sullivan, president of Cleary University. “We will continue to strengthen our offerings and continue to meet the educational needs of our students.”

Cleary ranked 149 on the national list of more than 200 online bachelor’s programs. The rankings, which were released Jan. 15, can be found at http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/bachelors/rankings

More than 1,700 regionally accredited for-profit, private and public institutions that grant bachelor’s degrees were sent questionnaires to participate. Respondents were asked to identify whether in academic year 2012-13 they would be offering bachelor’s degree programs through Internet-based distance education courses.

U.S. News defines a distance education program as “A program for which all required coursework for program completion is able to be completed via distance education courses that incorporate Internet-based learning technologies.

Criteria used to rank programs included: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.

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.