Briarcliffe College

1055 Stewart Ave
Bethpage, NY 11714-3545
Tel: (516)918-3600
1,666 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 1,666 students (74% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Briarcliffe College is one of 5 community colleges within Nassau County, NY.
The nearest community college is Farmingdale State College (3 miles away).

School Overview

Briarcliffe College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,666 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,666 students
1,303 students
Briarcliffe College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,226 students
836 students
Briarcliffe College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 440 students
1,046 students
Briarcliffe College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Briarcliffe College sch enrollment Briarcliffe College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Briarcliffe College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
26%
7%
Briarcliffe College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
22%
12%
Briarcliffe College Black (2006-2012)
% White
45%
67%
Briarcliffe College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Briarcliffe College More (2009-2012)
Briarcliffe College sch ethnicity Briarcliffe College sta ethnicity
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. 0.68 0.45
Briarcliffe College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,347 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,347 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,347 $5,940
Briarcliffe College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,347 $10,072
Briarcliffe College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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Nassau, NY 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 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Nassau, NY is Briarcliffe College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.