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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.

587 Full-Time Undergraduates
$32,526 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?

$32,526 In-State Tuition
74% Take Out Loans
5.1% Loan Default Rate
During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time students at Briar Cliff paid $1,230 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 $32,526 $32,526
Fees $1,472 $1,472
Books and Supplies $1,340 $1,340
On Campus Room and Board $9,582 $9,582
On Campus Other Expenses $3,944 $3,944

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 74% of students took out student loans averaging $7,411 a year. That adds up to $29,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Briar Cliff is 5.1%. 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

587 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 817 undergraduate students at Briar Cliff, with 587 being full-time and 230 being part-time.


There are also 259 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 587 full-time undergraduates at Briar Cliff, 53% are male and 47% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 128
White 317
International Students 40
Other Races/Ethnicities 39

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

277 Took All Classes Online
726 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 726 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 Affordability Rankings of Briar Cliff

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Briar Cliff University was $33,308 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Briar Cliff is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
General Health & Wellness #20 #17

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.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Briar Cliff ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Briar Cliff.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Health & Wellness #42
Health Sciences & Services #177

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%.

Briar Cliff University Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 4 4
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 0 0
General Health & Wellness 0 0


*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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