Briarcliffe College

Tel: (516)918-3600
1,567 students
Private for-profit
Briarcliffe's unique mission is to promote a professional learning environment that educates and empowers students to initiate, advance, or change their careers and engage in life-long learning. We differ from other colleges in New York by striving to fulfill our mission through specialized academic programs that coherently integrate theory and contemporary practice, utilize advanced technologies, refine students' critical thinking, writing, speaking, and numeracy skills, and incorporate liberal arts course offerings.
School Highlights:
Briarcliffe College serves 1,567 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 1%.
Briarcliffe College is one of 4 community colleges within Nassau County, NY.
The nearest community college is Farmingdale State College (3.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 98 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
College Briarcliffe College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 98 staff
61 staff
Briarcliffe College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,567 has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.88 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,567 students 1,296 students
Briarcliffe College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
21:1
Briarcliffe College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,101 students
814 students
Briarcliffe College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 466 students
1,040 students
Briarcliffe College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Briarcliffe College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
5%
Briarcliffe College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
6%
21%
Briarcliffe College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
19%
15%
Briarcliffe College Black (2006-2013)
% White
28%
51%
Briarcliffe College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Briarcliffe College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
43%
3%
Briarcliffe College Unknown (2006-2013)
Briarcliffe College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.88 0.68
Briarcliffe College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,665 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,665 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,665 $5,660
Briarcliffe College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,665 $10,250
Briarcliffe College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
89%
Briarcliffe College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Briarcliffe College was founded 35 years ago to meet the career-oriented higher education needs of its students, preparing them for success in the business world. The College's purpose is to promote a professional learning environment that educates and empowers students to initiate, advance or change their careers and engage in life-long learning. Briarcliffe College, located in New York, offers professional educational programs in selected fields of business, technology, criminal justice, accounting, digital photography, and graphic design at the diploma, specialized associate, and baccalaureate levels to a diverse body of traditional and non-traditional students. Briarcliffe College strives to be among leading New York State business schools offering education for careers in graphic design, IT, business administration, fine arts, accounting, office technologies, digital photography, criminal justice, and computer network technology. The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,301 per year for in-state students and $10,103 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,953 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New York is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.