Briar Cliff University

Briar Cliff Demographics & Diversity Report

Is Briar Cliff really diverse? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth about diversity at Briar Cliff. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Briar Cliff Student Population

How Many Students Attend Briar Cliff University?

Briar Cliff total enrollment is approximately 1,129 students.

670 are undergraduates and 98 are graduate students.

Briar Cliff Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Briar Cliff undergraduate population is made up of 48% women, and 52% men.

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Briar Cliff Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 372
Hispanic 135
Black or African American 74
International 45
Asian 17
Multi-Ethnic 9
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8
Unknown 3

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Briar Cliff Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 52% of full-time grad students are women, and 48% men.

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Briar Cliff Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 85
Asian 5
Hispanic 2
Multi-Ethnic 2
Black or African American 1
International 1
Unknown 1
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Briar Cliff achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #180 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  180 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  94.90 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does Briar Cliff Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Briar Cliff is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Briar Cliff is ranked 1,353 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1353 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  64.32 out of 100
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Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from those with different ethnic and racial heritage, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school like this one.

Briar Cliff Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 727
Hispanic 166
Black or African American 123
International 46
Asian 31
Multi-Ethnic 11
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9
Unknown 6

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Briar Cliff University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 202
Black or African American 7
Asian 1
Multi-Ethnic 1
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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Briar Cliff ranks 797 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  797 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  78.99 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 649 female students and 480 male students at Briar Cliff.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Briar Cliff is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  99.11 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 111 female teachers and 113 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 10% in Geographic Diversity
50.51% Out of State
6.67% Out of the Country

Briar Cliff ranks 502 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

50.51% of Briar Cliff students come from out of state, and 6.67% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  77 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Iowa 97
Nebraska 20
Arizona 16
Texas 13
South Dakota 11

International Students at Briar Cliff

Students from 19 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Rwanda, United Kingdom, and Ecuador.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
46.04% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  83.87 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Briar Cliff, 46.04% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 282
18-19 264
22-24 227
25-29 160
35 and over 152
30-34 79
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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