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Programs for Adult Learners

Who is considered an adult learner?

You are considered an adult learner at Briar Cliff if you are:

  • Age 23 or older, and
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree or degree completion program.

At Briar Cliff, three types of undergraduate academic programs available for adult learners:


Online Degree Completion

 Online Degree Completion

Work around your busy schedule, from anywhere, through Briar Cliff's convenient online degree completion program.


On Campus Program

 Daytime, On-Campus

Attend daytime classes on the BCU campus, either part-time or full-time. This option provides a wider range of academic programs.



 Evening Courses

The Briar Cliff Advance Program allows you to finish your bachelor's degree face-to-face on evenings, in as few as 18 months.



Reduced Military Rates

Eligible active duty military members and families can receive reduced tuition rates for Briar Cliff’s online degree completion program. For more information, visit the Veterans & Military Students page.



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