Briarcliffe College

1055 Stewart Ave
Bethpage, NY 11714-3545
Tel: (516)918-3600
1,719 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 1,719 students (79% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
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 101 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
College Briarcliffe College (NY) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 101 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,719 has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.86 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,719 students 1,163 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 17:1 27:1
# Full-Time Students 1,358 students 957 students
# Part-Time Students 361 students 377 students
% Asian
2%
6%
% Hispanic
12%
19%
% Black
15%
17%
% White
32%
49%
% Two or more races
3%
1%
% Unknown races
35%
8%
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. 0.86 0.68

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,347 is more than the state average of $9,546. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,347 is more than the state average of $11,402. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,347 $9,546
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,347 $11,402
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97% 93%
Source: 2014 (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 $4,961 per year for in-state students and $9,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,284 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 69%. 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. 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.