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1055 Stewart Ave
Bethpage, NY 11714-3545
p. 516-918-3600
w. www.briarcliffe.edu

Briarcliffe College

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Briarcliffe College is a career-focused institution accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The college offers a variety of associate and bachelor degrees within five academic programs: business administration, accounting, criminal justice, digital photography, and graphic design.

The associate degrees include:

  • Associate in Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Associate in Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate in Applied Science in Graphic Design
  • Associate in Applied Science in Computer Networking

The college also offers bachelor degrees in the following:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in one of the following areas of study: Management, Marketing, or Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

In addition, online degree programs are open to students interested in a more flexible learning environment. Students interested in online programs must be enrolled in a degree program, either part-time or full-time.

Most Popular Fields of Study


The college is open to all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a diploma from a secondary school or equivalent, or are transferring from another institution. Prospective students are required to contact Admissions for instructions on how to apply.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office offers several options. Students may be eligible for grants, loans, scholarships, and student employment. All qualified students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be completed online.

Financial aid options include Federal Academic Competiveness Grant (ACG), New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), National Science and Math Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study, Federal Pell Grant, and Federal Family Educational Loan Programs. In addition, the college awards merit, transfer, and athletic scholarships to qualified students.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1975th for the average student loan amount.
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Founded over 30 year ago, Briarcliffe serves a wide range of students seeking associate and bachelor degrees in a career-focused environment. Career Services works with area businesses in assisting students with employment options whether it is part-time while attending college, or after graduation when seeking entry-level positions.

Students have a choice of three campuses:

  • Bethpage campus—located in historic Bethpage, New York, on Long Island
  • Patchogue campus—found on the southern shore of Long Island, New York; and
  • Queens—located just minutes from Manhattan, in Long Island City

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The athletics departments offers several sports for students interested in competitive team sports while pursuing an academic degree. For men the sports options are bowling, lacrosse, baseball, and soccer. Women’s sports choices include basketball, volleyball, softball, and bowling.

The men’s and women’s bowling teams are members of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). Both teams play approximately 15 certified tournaments per year.

All other sports teams including men’s baseball, lacrosse and soccer, as well as women’s basketball, volleyball, and softball, are part of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The school mascot is the Seahawk.

Information Summary

Ranks 247th in New York and 3779th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Bethpage, NY 11714-3545
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population23,012 (23,012 urban / N/A rural)
Households7,968 (2.88 people per house)
Median Household Income$65,489
Families6,216 (3.29 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3603

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2494th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $16,665 $16,665 $16,665
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $780 $780 $780
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $16,665 $16,665 $16,665
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $27,713 $27,713 $27,713
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $20,217 $20,217 $20,217

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $18,360 $16,347 $18,360 $16,347 $18,360 $16,347
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,384 $7,256
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,688 $3,320
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,688 $3,320

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NSCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 81 97 6 2 202 208 610
Accounting 4 2 3 1 14 15 41
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General 21 26 46 45 141
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4 3 14 10 31
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 37 49 2 1 60 76 232
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Graphic Design 5 10 1 46 39 102
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 2 3 7 12
Information Technology 3 1 4 5 13
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 5 6 15 11 38
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1564th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $67,326 ($66,315 male / $48,532 female)
Number of FT Faculty 32 (18 male / 14 female)
Number of PT Faculty 229
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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