Timeline of Events
Briarcliffe was founded in 1966, as a one-year business school in Hicksville, New York.
New York State Education Department authorized Briarclffe to offer the two-year associate degree in occupational studies.
Briarcliffe is purchased by Grumman Data Systems Institute (GDSI), a technical school. The combination of the two institutions creats a college of approximately 2,000 students. The main campus was moved from Hicksville to the GDSI campus in Woodbury, New York.
Briarcliffe College offered its first degree programs fully online.
A branch campus opened in 1969 in Mineola/Garden City. This branch was moved to Lynbrook, New York in 1983.
New York State Education Department authorized Briarcliffe to offer the two-year associate degree in occupational studies.
Briarcliffe become regionally accredited and the school and faculty earned the right to be called Briarcliffe “College”. One year later, the college became a 4-year college able to grant baccalaureate degrees. It was purchased by and is a subsidiary of Career Education Corporation.
Briarcliffe College announced that it was no longer accepting new students and would be closed on December 31, 2018.
Briarcliffe College Loan Forgiveness
In cases of for-profit school closures: There are several Obama student loan forgiveness programs available that you may qualify for.
If you attended any Briarcliffe College campus, regardless of when you attended, you may qualify for partial or even full loan forgiveness.
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