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Briar Cliff ranked among top affordable online Christian colleges

Jul 9, 2019

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the top 60 affordable online Christian colleges by Great Value Colleges.

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Briar Cliff announces spring Dean’s List

Jul 9, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce 338 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, including 109 students who achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. ...


Briar Cliff’s online Bachelor’s in Social Work program named among top programs

Jul 2, 2019

The online Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) program at Briar Cliff University has been named among the best online Bachelor of Social Work programs by BestColleges, a HigherEducation.com partner. ...


Graduate business programs at Briar Cliff recognized in national college rankings for affordability

Jul 1, 2019

Four of the online graduate business programs at Briar Cliff University have been recognized among the most affordable in the nation by OnlineU, an SR Education Group product that enables students to compare all online colleges in the United States. ...


Briar Cliff announces new Master of Science in Nursing program for Psychiatric Mental Health

Jun 26, 2019

The Department of Nursing at Briar Cliff University revealed its newest nursing program, the Master of Science in Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, at a press conference on June 26 on Briar Cliff’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff University announces commencement graduates

May 13, 2019

Briar Cliff University hosted its 88th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Newman Flanagan Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. During the commencement ceremony, Briar Cliff University President Rachelle L. Karstens conferred degrees to 279 candidates. ...


Briar Cliff University faculty receive National Credential in Teaching Excellence

May 6, 2019

Faculty members at Briar Cliff University were recognized during a pinning ceremony on May 1 for earning a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education (ACE). ...


Briar Cliff music professor contributes resource guides to music textbook

Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Sean Burton, Director of Choral Activities and chair of the Department of Music at Briar Cliff University, contributed five resource guides to Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir - Volume 5 earlier this year. ...


Briar Cliff symposium to celebrate faith, learning and service

Mar 29, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host a unique faculty symposium in recognition of the inauguration of Rachelle L. Karstens as the University’s eleventh president on Wednesday, April 24 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff Honors Program presents lecture series

Mar 29, 2019

The Briar Cliff University Honors Program will host their bi-annual lecture series on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm in Saint Francis Center on the University’s campus. ...


Briar Cliff ranked among top online business administration programs

Mar 29, 2019

Briar Cliff University has been recognized among the top schools in the nation by Business-Management-Degree.net for its online business administration program. ...


Longtime Briar Cliff faculty members to retire

Mar 25, 2019

Sister Shirley Fineran and Chuck Shaffer are retiring this year after decades of service at Briar Cliff University. Fineran and Shaffer have both worked at Briar Cliff for over 20 years. ...


Briar Cliff receives $2 million endowment from Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque

Jan 24, 2019

On January 24, Briar Cliff announced a $2 million endowment by the Sisters of St. Francis establishing the Sisters of St. Francis Endowed Chair in Theology. The legacy gift is one of the largest in the University’s history and the first time an endowed chair has been gifted to Briar Cliff. ...


Student Blog: Tips for Finals Week

Dec 7, 2018

Are you ready for Finals Week? Check out these tips from Elise Berg ('19)! ...


Briar Cliff ranked among most affordable online colleges for social work

Oct 19, 2018

Briar Cliff University has been ranked among the most affordable online colleges for a bachelor’s in social work by the SR Education Group. ...


Briar Cliff nursing department attends Iowa Association of Nursing Students convention

Oct 16, 2018

Briar Cliff nursing students Jamie Ramirez and Lauren Johnson were elected to the IANS Board of Directors at the convention. Ramirez was elected Vice President of the board and Johnson was elected Disaster Relief Director. Briar Cliff nursing faculty members Cathy Grimsley, assistant professor and Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Director, and Heather Stehr, assistant professor, both received Outstanding Teacher Awards. ...