Briarwood College

Briarwood College

Briarwood College, which is located in Southington, Connecticut, was founded in 1966 as the Briarwood Secretarial School. In 1979, it came to be known as Briarwood College. It has a 43 acre campus at the base of Mount Southington minutes away from Queen's street. The campus is also close to the Lake Compounce amusement park.

Briarwood College offers associate's and bachelor's degrees, as well as certificates. It is known for its programs in mortuary science, occupational therapy assistance, dental hygiene and criminal justice. It offers more than 25 degree programs.

Briarwood College's athletic teams are known as the Wildcats. Campus organizations include Business Professionals of America (BPA), the International Association of Administrative Professional (IAAP) and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

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Briarwood College
2279 Mount Vernon Rd
Southington , CT 06489-1057
General Phone: (860) 628-4751

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Briarwood Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Funeral and Mortuary Science28funeral and mortuary
Business and Management21accounting technology, merchandising and sales, fashion merchandising, business and related services
Medical Support and Technology16dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, nuclear medical tech
Liberal Arts16general studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12occupational therapist assistant, dietitian assistant
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Medical Administration8medical office management, medical records tech, medical transcription, medical secretary
Media5radio and TV tech, communications tech courses
Hospitality5tourism and travel, hotel management
Law4legal secretary, legal assistant
Office and Administration3administrative assistant, executive secretary
Family and Social Work1child care management

Number of programs and degrees for Briarwood in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree11225
Bachelor's degree82
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years98
Award of less than 1 academic year12

Briarwood Student Body

In 2007-2008, Briarwood had a total enrollment of 663 students (321 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 21%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 34%
20-21 19%
22-24 14%
25-29 8%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%
Rhode Island1%
New Hampshire1%

Briarwood Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 47 %

Briarwood Room and Board (2007)

Briarwood offers campus housing for 220 of its 321 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Southington, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Briarwood Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,645
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,645
Room and board $ 4,000
Room charge $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 3,420

Financial Aid:
Briarwood participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 940700)

Briarwood Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professoracademic year3$35,6777$39,750
Assistant professoracademic year4$34,0907$35,551
Instructoracademic year1*5$37,082
All faculty totalacademic year8$34,30519$37,501

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Briarwood Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Fashion Merchandising
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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Briarwood Highlights

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What Sets Briarwood Apart:

% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Briarwood % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Briarwood Number of degree programs
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 13%Briarwood Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Briarwood Dorm rooms per full-time student
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Briarwood Female % of student body
% of degrees in media
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 16%Briarwood % of degrees in media
% of degrees in funeral and mortuary science
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 17%Briarwood % of degrees in funeral and mortuary science

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing

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