Briar Cliff University

Is Briar Cliff a Good School for the Money?

Briar Cliff University Value Report

Is Briar Cliff worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Briar Cliff value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Iowa, Briar Cliff is Ranked Below Average in Quality and is Very Overpriced.

Below Average Iowa Value
Below Average Iowa Quality

Briar Cliff University is ranked #25 out of #31 in Iowa for quality and #23 out of #30 for Iowa value.

This means it is below average in educational quality and yet priced much higher than it should be.

State Value Ranking  23 out of 30
Great Value
State Value Score  23.33 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Briar Cliff financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Below Average National Quality

Briar Cliff University is ranked #929 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Briar Cliff University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  929 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  36.89 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Alice Lloyd College $77,281 A-
Minot State University $77,473 A-
Appalachian Bible College $82,311 A-
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay $99,938 B
Jacksonville State University $113,349 C
West Virginia University Institute of Technology $114,474 C
Bethel College - North Newton $114,679 C
Briar Cliff University $119,379 D+
Colorado Christian University $130,028 D-
Holy Names University $139,370 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $119,379 for a Briar Cliff Degree

The Briar Cliff time to graduate is about 4.15 years and will cost an estimated $28,766 per year. This brings the total cost to 119,379.

Average Yearly Cost $28,766
Average Years to Graduate 4.15
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $119,379

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Briar Cliff student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Briar Cliff degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$109,257 In-State With Aid
$193,598 Avg Cost No Aid
4.15 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Briar Cliff value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $193,598 #1,285 F
All Students $119,379 #929 D+
Only Students Receiving Aid $109,257 #861 C-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $193,598 #24 D-
All Students $119,379 #23 D-
Only Students Receiving Aid $109,257 #24 D-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Iowa.

About 100% of Briar Cliff students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Briar Cliff financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Briar Cliff cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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