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Briar Cliff: At a Glance


Our campus is located on a beautiful hilltop in Sioux City, Iowa, with a metro-area population of more than 140,000. Map & Directions »


Enrollment: 1,174 students from 31 states and nine countries (as of Fall 2013)

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Job Placement: More than 90 percent of Briar Cliff students find jobs in their chosen fields or advance to graduate schools within six months of graduation.

Financial Aid: 98 percent of Briar Cliff students receive some sort of financial assistance — that's over $23 million in federal, state and institutional funds. All awards require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Briar Cliff's FAFSA code is 001846.


Briar Cliff offers undergraduate degrees in 33 fields of study, including seven online degree completion programs for working adults.  

Graduate Studies

Briar Cliff offers graduate programs in several areas, including nursing, business, health care and human resource management. The university also offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. 


Briar Cliff has more than 30 student clubs and organizations. 


The Briar Cliff Chargers field varsity teams in 17 different sports (eight men's teams and nine women's teams). The Chargers compete in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), which is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). For more information, visit the Briar Cliff athletic website.