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Briar Cliff University

Briar Cliff University has a long tradition and well-respected reputation for providing a supportive learning environment and academic excellence. BCU has been serving adult learners since 1979 with a faculty that is attuned to their needs. Ranked regularly in the top tier of the Midwest Best Colleges in the U.S. News & World Report edition of America’s Best Colleges, Briar Cliff is committed to helping you reach your goals. 

Adult learners choose Briar Cliff University for flexibility, affordability and the market relevance of our bachelor degree programs. Learners stay with BCU because they have discovered a lifelong quest for knowledge and learning they never knew existed. 




Iowa Lakes Community College and Briar Cliff University offer a 2+2 program, where students with a two-year degree may pursue a bachelor's degree through Briar Cliff. This unique program is designed for working adults on the go with online classes taught by qualified instructors. In partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College, BCU offers these academic majors: RN-to-BSN, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Professional Studies.


Briar Cliff is a four-year institution of higher learning in Sioux City, Iowa. Briar Cliff University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Briar Cliff is very affordable with many forms of financial aid to help pay for college tuition. A majority of our students receive grants and/or other types of financial assistance. We understand the financial needs of adult learners and work with them to help make their Briar Cliff education an affordable and important investment. Eligibility for financial assistance is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

For more information, visit Briar Cliff University Online Bachelor Degrees or contact
Rose Molacek, director, or 515-295-9651 or 800-798-6191.

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