Briar Cliff University

Private, Four-years School Located in Sioux City, IA

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How much is the Briar Cliff tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Briar Cliff's tuition & fees is $34,095 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $49,607 when a student lives on-campus.

Briar Cliff Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$34,095
Books & Supplies Costs$1,420
On-campus Room & Board$9,910
On-campus Expenses$4,182
Off-campus Room & Board$9,384
Off-campus Expenses$4,182
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$34,192

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Briar Cliff for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $137,356 at Briar Cliff. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $199,872. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $97,268.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$34,192$48,874$23,332
Sophomore (2024-25)$34,290$49,586$23,971
Junior (2025-26)$34,388$50,324$24,636
Senior (2026-27)$34,486$51,089$25,328
4 Years Total$137,356$199,872$97,268
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$34,290$49,586$23,971
Sophomore (2025-26)$34,388$50,324$24,636
Junior (2026-27)$34,486$51,089$25,328
Senior (2027-28)$34,584$51,882$26,047
4 Years Total$137,747$202,880$99,983
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$34,388$50,324$24,636
Sophomore (2026-27)$34,486$51,089$25,328
Junior (2027-28)$34,584$51,882$26,047
Senior (2028-29)$34,683$52,704$26,796
4 Years Total$138,140$205,999$102,808
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$34,486$51,089$25,328
Sophomore (2027-28)$34,584$51,882$26,047
Junior (2028-29)$34,683$52,704$26,796
Senior (2029-30)$34,782$53,557$27,575
4 Years Total$138,535$209,232$105,747
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$34,584$51,882$26,047
Sophomore (2028-29)$34,683$52,704$26,796
Junior (2029-30)$34,782$53,557$27,575
Senior (2030-31)$34,881$54,442$28,386
4 Years Total$138,930$212,586$108,805

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Briar Cliff' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $25,184.
In-StateOut-of-State
Briar Cliff University$34,095
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,255
Public Schools$8,241$10,942
Private Schools$25,184

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Briar Cliff and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Briar Cliff UniversitySioux City, IA$34,095$9,554
Clarke UniversityDubuque, IA$38,060$13,080
Drake UniversityDes Moines, IA$47,742$12,128
Saint Ambrose UniversityDavenport, IA$34,570$19,320

Financial Aid and COA

At Briar Cliff University, 615 students (79%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $25,469.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Briar Cliff is $24,138 for students living on-campus and $23,612 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 169 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $26,614 and the average amount of student loans is $6,615.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$49,607
COA (off-campus)$49,081
Tuition & Fees$34,095
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,512
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,986
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,138
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,612
Average Financial Aid$25,469
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship61579%$25,469
Pell Grants25633%$4,697
Federal Student Loan43656%$6,844
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid169100%-
Grants or Scholarships16899%$26,614
Federal Grants7343%$5,520
Pell Grants7343%$4,640
Other Federal Grants3018%$2,142
State/Local Grants3219%$6,452
Institutional Grants16899%$22,987
Student Loan Aid11467%$6,615
Federal Student Loans11467%$5,183
Other Student Loans1710%$9,605

Student Population

Briar Cliff University has a total of 927 students including 709 undergraduate and 218 graduate students. By gender, there are 437 male students and 563 female students attending Briar Cliff. The school offers online degree programs and 213 students enrolled online exclusively (22.98% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,000 437563
Undergraduate766 363403
Graduate234 74160

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA
Phone712-279-5321
WEBwww.briarcliff.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered66 Programs
Online Program Offered3 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered12 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population927
Graduation Rate43%
Retention Rate68%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties70 (Full-time), 30 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs186 (Full-time), 46 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$61,320
Average Staff Salary$46,189