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Briarcliffe College
Briarcliffe College 1055 Stewart Ave Bethpage, NY 11714 Phone: (516) 918-3600
  • General Information
    About Briarcliffe College

    Briarcliffe College was founded in 1966 to meet the career-oriented higher education needs of Long Island residents and to help prepare them to pursue success in the business world. We take great pride in knowing our school is woven into the fabric of the Long Island communities we serve. We work closely with local businesses, seeking their input and utilizing their expertise to help shape our curriculum to ensure Briarcliffe students receive a market-relevant education specifically designed to expand their employment opportunities. The Briarcliffe community is built upon and characterized by the strengths and contributions of all its people. We are committed to achieving and sustaining a pluralistic environment encompassing racial, cultural and ethnic diversity. At Briarcliffe, the emphasis is on our students and on enhancing their opportunities to succeed. We affirm and encourage the rights and abilities of each person to develop his or her full potential. As the Long Island community has grown, we have expanded our facilities to address the growing needs throughout Suffolk County and Queens to provide convenient access to day and evening classes for students across the entire metropolitan area. Briarcliffe College is owned by Briarcliffe College Incorporated, which is wholly owned by Career Education Corporation (CEC). CEC is a Delaware corporation with principal offices located at 2895 Greenspoint Parkway, Suite 600, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169. Institutional Goals Statement : * To provide an admissions process and infrastructure that support the principles of equity, access and diversity * To provide a learning environment that responds to the diverse needs of individual students, while developing in them a disposition towards life-long learning and mutual respect. * To develop in students college- level competencies in general education * To develop in students content expertise consistent with their career goals in business, criminal justice, graphic design, health care management, law, and technology * To foster a community of scholars and professionals engaged in curricular and extra-curricular activities, including ongoing professional development, community service and academic debate * To provide a career services process and infrastructure that supports employment preparation and job search assistance for students consistent with their chosen profession


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 58%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,518
    Native American 5.0
    Asian 28.0
    African American 406.0
    Hispanic 283.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,251
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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