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Is Briar Cliff University a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. We've assembled this Briar Cliff University veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Briar Cliff University G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on Briar Cliff Includes:

How Does Briar Cliff Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual's Best Schools for Veterans report is released each year to highlight colleges and universities that do an outstanding job supporting veterans while they are pursuing their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Briar Cliff University at #1,176.The school also ranked #26 in our Best for Vets in Iowa ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how Briar Cliff fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1,019
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 755
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 431

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at Briar Cliff ranked compared to those at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 41
Best Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 57
Best Operations Management Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 68
Best General Health & Wellness Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 78
Best Operations Management Colleges for Veterans 91
Best General Health & Wellness Colleges for Veterans 103
Best Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 119
Best Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Colleges for Veterans 140
Best Physical Therapy/Therapist Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 145
Best Physical Therapy/Therapist Colleges for Veterans 149

How Many Veterans Go to Briar Cliff?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

The VA reports that there are 31 G.I. Bill® students at Briar Cliff. Around 2.88% of students at the school are using the GI Bill® since the total enrollment at Briar Cliff is 1,076. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at Briar Cliff

Briar Cliff University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does Briar Cliff Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
If you have particular knowledge gained through life experience, Briar Cliff may offer offer credit for that. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

Briar Cliff may consider your military experience and give college credit. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

Briar Cliff Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Briar Cliff does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Army

Complaints to the VA About Briar Cliff

There have been 1 complaints registered to the VA for Briar Cliff.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.Please note that the number of classified complaints may not equal the total, as one complaint might be for multiple reasons.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 1
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 0
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 0


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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