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
(267)-284-5000

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.

The program in dental hygiene at Briarcliffe College was accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation from 05/2012 to 04/2017.

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