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Briarcliffe College


Briarcliffe College is a career-focused school offering practical training in a number of different fields. Founded in 1966, Briarcliffe has two campus locations on Long Island, New York (Bethpage and Patchogue). Additionally, the school boasts an online campus. Briarcliffe College is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools. Fields of study include accounting, advertising and design, business administration, criminal justice, networking and computer technology, paralegal studies, graphic design, and health care administration. Students are awarded either an associate or bachelor's degree upon successful program completion.

Briarcliffe College is accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Points of Distinction

  • Two locations on Long Island, New York
  • Day, evening, weekend and online classes available
  • Associate and bachelor's degrees awarded
  • Variety of extracurricular organizations and intercollegiate athletics available
  • Lifelong career services


The instructors at Briarcliffe College are men and women who have direct knowledge and experience working in the areas in which they teach. Their skills are consistent with the college's focus of career-based higher education. Instructors provide students with individualized attention on a daily basis. The school's goal is to prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to for their chosen careers.

Student Life

All students at Briarcliffe College live off-campus as the school does not offer dormitories. The college believes in providing students with a complete college experience. Briarcliffe offers numerous extracurricular activities and organizations, including student government, fraternities and sororities, and several different clubs. Additionally, the school offers students the chance to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs include baseball, basketball, softball, bowling, lacrosse and soccer. Online students have the opportunity to join several different online clubs and organizations as well. The Career Services Department assists students with career coaching, resume development, and job search techniques. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


  1. Home Page, Briarcliffe College, http://www.briarcliffe.edu/
  2. About Us, Briarcliffe College, http://www.briarcliffe.edu/About-Briarcliffe
  3. History and Mission, Briarcliffe College, http://www.briarcliffe.edu/About-Briarcliffe/History-and-Mission
  4. Accreditation & Licensure, Briarcliffe College, http://www.briarcliffe.edu/About-Briarcliffe/Accreditation
  5. Faculty Profiles, Briarcliffe College, http://www.briarcliffe.edu/About-Briarcliffe/Faculty-Profiles
  6. Why Students Choose Briarcliffe College, http://www.briarcliffe.edu/About-Briarcliffe/Why-Students-Choose-Briarcliffe-College
  7. Degree Programs, Briarcliffe College, http://www.briarcliffe.edu/Degree-Programs
  8. Campus Locations, Briarcliffe College, http://www.briarcliffe.edu/Campus-Locations
  9. Briarcliffe College Online, Briarcliffe College, http://www.briarcliffe.edu/Online
  10. Student Life, Briarcliffe College, http://www.briarcliffe.edu/Student-Life

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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