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Briar Cliff University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Sioux City, Iowa. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

584 Full-Time Undergraduates
$32,777 Avg In-State Tuition

Where Is Briar Cliff University?


Contact details for Briar Cliff are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104
Phone: 712-279-5321

Can I Afford Briar Cliff?

$32,777 In-State Tuition
70% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
During the <nil> academic year, part-time students at Briar Cliff paid $1,106 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $32,777 $32,777
Fees $1,318 $1,318
Books and Supplies $1,420 $1,420
On Campus Room and Board $9,910 $9,910
On Campus Other Expenses $4,182 $4,182

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Briar Cliff, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $6,405 a year. That adds up to $25,620 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Briar Cliff is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Briar Cliff University Undergraduate Student Diversity

584 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 766 undergraduate students at Briar Cliff, with 584 being full-time and 182 being part-time.


There are also 234 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 584 full-time undergraduates at Briar Cliff, 52% are male and 48% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Briar Cliff University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 127
White 317
International Students 43
Other Races/Ethnicities 44

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Briar Cliff University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at Briar Cliff. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Rwanda, United Kingdom, and Ecuador.

Online Learning at Briar Cliff University

230 Took All Classes Online
386 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Briar Cliff. In 2020-2021, 386 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Briar Cliff has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Briar Cliff

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Briar Cliff University was -2.4%. This is the #1,662 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Briar Cliff regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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