Accreditation & Licensure

Briarcliffe College is accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Higher Education Accreditation.

Briarcliffe College is registered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 767-3388.

The New York State Board of Regents also authorizes Briarcliffe to offer Diploma, Associate degree and Bachelor's degree programs.

Additional information is available at:

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

New York State Education Department
Office of Higher and Professional Education
Education Building Annex
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-1551

Please note that not all programs are available at all locations.

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the School’s grievance procedure which can be found in the Catalog . The school’s grievance procedure allows for the prompt resolution of grievances. For additional state and accreditor contact information, please click here.

Alabama - Briarcliffe College is authorized by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education to operate a private school pursuant to the Alabama Private School License Law.

Alaska - Briarcliffe College programs are exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 because the programs are distance delivered and the institution does not have a physical presence in the state.

Arkansas - Briarcliffe College is certified to offer online degree programs by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

Indiana - Briarcliffe College is authorized by: The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 1001 W. Ohio Street, Suite 370, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984.

Minnesota - Briarcliffe College is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the Institution. Credits earned at the Institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Wisconsin - Briarcliffe College is authorized to offer educational programs and award degrees and diplomas in the State of Wisconsin by the Educational Approval Board, 201 West Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Madison, WI 53708. (608) 266-1996.

The program in dental hygiene at Briarcliffe College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is:

Briarcliffe College and its Nursing Program is an institutional member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The Association is a national nursing organization of nurses dedicated to advancing nursing education, The American Association of Colleges of Nursing can be contacted at (202) 463-6930 or One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530,Washington, DC 20036.
The Association’s web address is

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