Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA 51104
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Briar Cliff University is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Iowa. The campus is located in an urban area, in Sioux City.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,186 students attend the school. Every year 42% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Briar Cliff University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $28,650, and fees were $1,136. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,650 and $1,136 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students1,186
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 9 48
Master's degree 0 1
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 68%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1945 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
07/30/2007 - 12/31/2011
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1983 - 12/31/2011
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$991/credit
In State Students$991/credit
Out of State Students$991/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$515/credit
In State Students$515/credit
Out of State Students$515/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $44,595 $44,595 $44,595
ADN 70 $69,370 $69,370 $69,370
BSN 125 $123,875 $123,875 $123,875
FNP 50 $25,750 $25,750 $25,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Briar Cliff University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,358
Other Federal Grant 31% $1,097
State Grant & Scholarships 37% $7,109
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $18,189
Federal Student Loans 89% $7,775
Private Loans 6% $9,584


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$19,717
$30,001 to $48,000$21,033
$48,001 to $75,000$19,876
$75,001 to $110,000$25,214
Over $110,000$26,798

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.
Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, IA 51104

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