Briarcliffe College

1055 Stewart Ave
Bethpage, NY 11714-3545
Tel: (516)918-3600
  • 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 28:1.
  • 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 grown by 68% over five years.
Briarcliffe College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty101 staff81 staff
Briarcliffe College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,719 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,719 students1,701 students
Briarcliffe College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:128:1
Briarcliffe College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,358 students1,163 students
Briarcliffe College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students361 students538 students
Briarcliffe College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Briarcliffe College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Briarcliffe College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Briarcliffe College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Briarcliffe College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Briarcliffe College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Briarcliffe College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Briarcliffe College Non Resident (2007-2008)
% Unknown races
Briarcliffe College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.740.69
Briarcliffe College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,300$35,300
Briarcliffe College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $14,677 is less than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,677$16,236
Briarcliffe College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%93%
Briarcliffe College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$28,720$13,747
Briarcliffe College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,188$5,868
Briarcliffe College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate46%71%
Briarcliffe College Percent Admitted (2007-2008)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $5,512 per year for in-state students and $10,202 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,236 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.