Briar Cliff University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,684

2.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,818

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.93%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,316

67.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.1%

104 Graduates

About

Briar Cliff University is a higher education institution located in Woodbury County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Briar Cliff University were Registered Nursing (73 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees), and Accounting (16 degrees).

In 2016, 271 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Briar Cliff University. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (226 degrees), 14.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Briar Cliff University is $27,684, which is $3,269 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Briar Cliff University is $27,684, which is $3,269 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,818.

In 2016, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,684

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Briar Cliff University was $27,684. The cost of tuition at Briar Cliff University is $3,269 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$18,818

2016 Value

3.75%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Briar Cliff University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,818. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Briar Cliff University grew by 3.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,124

Room and Board

$1,188

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Briar Cliff University was of $8,124 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,188. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.06% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Briar Cliff University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 28% with respect to 2015, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.93%

2015 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Briar Cliff University was 6.93%, which represents 32 out of the 462 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Briar Cliff University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 1,316 students enrolled at Briar Cliff University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

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Enrollment

Briar Cliff University has a total enrollment of 1,316 students. The full-time enrollment at Briar Cliff University is 884 students and the part-time enrollment is 432. This means that 67.2% of students enrolled at Briar Cliff University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Briar Cliff University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.2% White, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.83% Black or African American, 1.67% Asian, 1.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.836% Two or More Races, and 0.684% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Briar Cliff University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.7%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46%), followed by White Male (39.1%) and Asian Male (3.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Briar Cliff University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,316 students. The full-time enrollment at Briar Cliff University is 884 and the part-time enrollment is 432. This means that 67.2% of students enrolled at Briar Cliff University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Briar Cliff University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Briar Cliff University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    937

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    161

  3. Black or African American

    103

The enrolled student population at Briar Cliff University is 71.2% White, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.83% Black or African American, 1.67% Asian, 1.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.836% Two or More Races, and 0.684% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 49 more women than men received degrees from Briar Cliff University. The majority of degree recipients at Briar Cliff University are white (226 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Briar Cliff University is Registered Nursing (73 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees) and Accounting (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Briar Cliff University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (3 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Briar Cliff University are Social workers (185,793 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (139,764 people), Miscellaneous managers (128,998 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (96,676 people), and Clergy (89,883 people).

The most specialized majors at Briar Cliff University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), and Theology (3 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Briar Cliff University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Briar Cliff University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), and Theology (3 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Briar Cliff University are Elementary & secondary schools (287,741 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (154,748 people), Hospitals (147,945 people), Individual & family services (106,754 people), and Religious organizations (103,309 people).

The most specialized majors at Briar Cliff University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), and Theology (3 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Briar Cliff University.

Most Common

  1. 73 degrees awarded

  2. 30 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Briar Cliff University was Registered Nursing with 73 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 111

  2. 160

In 2016, 111 degrees were awarded to men at Briar Cliff University, which is 0.694 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (160).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Briar Cliff University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.76 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 67 degrees were awarded to women at Briar Cliff University in Registered Nursing, which is 11.2 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 38% of students graduating from Briar Cliff University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (61.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Briar Cliff University is Female and White (61.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    226 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Briar Cliff University is white (226 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    137 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    89 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Briar Cliff University is white female (137 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (89 degrees).

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Operations

Briar Cliff University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $471k (3.75%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Briar Cliff University had a total expenditure of $21.5M. Of that $21.5M, they spent $9.3M on salaries and $21.5M on benefits.

Briar Cliff University employs 24 Assistant professors, 20 Associate professors, and 16 Professors. Most academics at Briar Cliff University are Male Associate professors (13), Male Assistant professors(12), and Female Assistant professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Briar Cliff University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 27 employees, and Sales and related with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.6M

2015 Endowment

14.8%

growth from 2014

Briar Cliff University has an endowment valued at about $12.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Briar Cliff University grew 14.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.1M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.03M - Federal

  2. $9.14k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Briar Cliff University received $1.03M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.14k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$9.3M

Salary Expenditure

$21.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Briar Cliff University had a total expenditure of $21.5M. Of that $21.5M, they spent $9.3M on salaries and $21.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$9.3M

2015 Salaries

6.83%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Briar Cliff University paid a median of $9.3M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($21.5M) and a 6.83% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.64% growth from 2013 and a 3.99% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.55M

Instructional Salaries

62

Number of Employees

In 2015, Briar Cliff University paid a total of $3.55M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

24 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

28 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Briar Cliff University were Assistant professor with 24 employees; Associate professor with 20 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Briar Cliff University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees; and Sales and related with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Briar Cliff University was Male Associate professor with 13 employees, Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Briar Cliff University.

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