• Address: 120 James Comeaux Rd., Lafayette, Louisiana 70508

  • Phone Number: 888-853-3349

  • Website: http://bluecliffcollege.edu/


About

Blue Cliff College (BCC) is a private for-profit college established in 1987 as a massage therapy training center and wanted to be one of the most respected and innovative centers in the nation. Its primary location is in New Orleans, Lousiana. It got its accreditation in the year 1998 and since 2005, it is evolving and diversifying its programs.

The main aim of the institute is to provide its students with hands-on training and improve their chance of success in the career. Its philosophy is to help the students get success academically, professionally and personally. The purpose of the college is to make its students functionally proficient in the career and have a good ethical conduct.

  • It has 7 campuses which are located in the 3 states of the United States namely Arkansas, Lousiana, and Mississippi.

  • Blue Cliff College accreditation is provided by the Accrediting Commission Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

  • The total student population is 311.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

  • The college address is 120 James Comeaux Rd., Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.


Online

The college provides online training for its students. Regular students can access the course content, material and various other useful data from the college website. The students can easily contact the instructor and post queries through online portal available for the college.

  • The students can learn from the online portal and hands-on training is provided for the students by the faculty when required.

  • The college provides 2 online programs. Blue Cliff College major includes Health Science.

  • WellConnect gives students access to support services provided by experts and counselors, 24 hours a day. The experts assist students online about the challenges that may arise during a student's time in the college, guide students on legal issues, and more.

  • Blue Cliff College Moodle is the web-based online learning management system that provides faculties with the advanced tools and resources to teach their non-traditional students.

  • Distance learning students have good availability of courses 24/7 and the structure available for the course is more student-friendly. There is a helpline available as well for online education to be efficient. 


Reviews

  • Teachers give good advice to the students to excel in the training. There are different teaching styles which teachers are following on this campus. All the facilities and equipment required for the students are provided.

  • Weekly tests and timely guidance is helping the students to enhance their knowledge.

  • The instructors and staff are very helpful. A website provided by the college helps the students to prepare for the state tests.

Overview

Institution Type

(2 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Lafayette, Louisiana

FAFSA/Federal School Code

034226

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Institutional Accreditation

ACCSC

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://bluecliffcollege.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

The college has one main campus, five branch campus locations, and two satellite branches. The facilities available in the campus include the Computer Lab, Technique Labs, Medical Labs, Campus Store, Lounge Area, Learning Resource Center and many more.

It also provides internship opportunities to help students get exposure to the work environment. There are many activities and programs conducted in the campus to improve the work-oriented skills.

Education Management, Inc. (dba Blue Cliff College) strives to create an awareness of professional and social responsibility for the students. The college employs a team of individuals who are dedicated to striving for excellence.

Blue Cliff helps the students with an opportunity to choose a rewarding career path with a wide range of program options. The faculties and staffs are well-experienced and passionate about providing the highest quality education possible. It provides relevant skills required to become the best in your preferred field.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 13: 1
Total Population 311
Gender Division Male: 30 % Female: 70 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Blue Cliff College offers 2 online programs across 1 Majors

Health Science

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Blue Cliff College Admission Process

Admission Procedure

  • Applicants must submit a signed and completed application form

  • Applicants need to submit high school or equivalent transcripts granted from institutions that are recognized by State’s Department of Education or U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may also submit degree transcripts from accredited institutions

  • During the application process, applicants must provide details about any/all felony convictions

  • Applicants are required to present their financial stability to meet the tuition and fees requirements (Including Financial Aid).

  • The college conducts a test, Smarter Measure to identify the areas of improvement, applicants are required to finish this assessment test before starting their course.

  • Applicants applying for the Clinical Administrative Medical Assisting program must have a minimum score of 14 in the Wonderlic Scholastic Level exam and applicants applying for the Health Information Management, Billing, and Coding program must have a minimum score of 15 on the same test.


Admission Requirements

Applicants applying for online courses must have access to a computer, Internet, and a supported Web browser. The following are the recommended minimum computer hardware and software configurations

 

Windows PC

Apple Macintosh

Operating System Minimum Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate Windows 8 or 8.1 Windows 10 Home or Pro Macintosh OS 10.9.5 or higher
Internet Connection 15 MB/s or better 15 MB/s or better
Productivity Tools Microsoft Office 2013 Microsoft Office 2011/2016
Processor Type Minimum 2 GHz or faster Minimum 2 GHz or faster
Memory

Minimum- 4 GB RAM
Recommended- 8 GB RAM or 64 GB Flash Drive

Minimum- 4 GB RAM
Recommended- 8 GB RAM or 64 GB Flash Drive
Hard Drive

Minimum- 250 GB

Recommended- 8 GB RAM or 64 GB Flash Drive

Minimum- 250 GB

Recommended- 8 GB RAM or 64 GB Flash Drive

Graphics Card Minimum- 512 MB Video Memory or higher Minimum- 512 MB Video Memory or higher
Monitor 1024x768 or greater 1024x768 or greater
Windows Browser

Internet Explorer – 10 or higher

Chrome – 35 or higher

Mozilla Firefox– 31 or higher

Apple Safari – 7 or higher

Google Chrome – 35 or higher

Mozilla Firefox – 31 or higher

 

Additional Software
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or later for a personal computer (PC)
  • An up to date installation of Adobe Reader
  • An up to date installation of the Adobe Flash plug-in
  • An up to date installation of Java may be required for some courses A system enabled to allow installation of browser plug-ins as required
  • Local administrative privileges to the operating system may be required
  • A current antivirus application (updated regularly)
  • Microsoft Office 2011 for a Mac
  • An up to date installation of Adobe Reader
  • An up to date installation of the Adobe Flash plug-in
  • An up to date installation of Java may be required for some courses
  • A system enabled to allow installation of browser plug-ins as required Local administrative privileges to the operating system may be required
  • A current antivirus application (updated regularly)

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The college has always stood in the front position to help its students financially to pursue their dream course at the college. The Financial Aid Office is set up to assist students in accessing the financial aid programs available for them. The staffs work with the students in each and every step involved in exploring financial aids.

Students looking for financial assistance has to fill up the FAFSA form. Blue Cliff College FAFSA/federal school code is 034226.

  • Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Work-Study option is also available for the students.

  • Institutional Aid comprises of Blue Cliff College Institutional Loan, and State Aid includes scholarship such as TOPS Scholarship Program.

  • Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,775 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $4,311 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $4,311 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $4,311 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
TOPS Scholarship Program Varies Residents of Louisiana. ACT score 17-19, High School GPA =>2.50. Specified High School Courses. Varies

Data Source: http://bluecliffcollege.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $12,404 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies

Data Source: http://bluecliffcollege.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Blue Cliff College Institutional Loan Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Varies

Data Source: http://bluecliffcollege.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $22,422

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 81% $4,109
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $3,990
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $3,990
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $3,816
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $3,816
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 22,205
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 12 $14,397
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 12 $14,397

Data Source: http://bluecliffcollege.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The library at the college is dedicated to providing the students with access to resources they need to improve their educational experience. The students have access to more than 47,000 multidisciplinary titles.

  • Ebook Central features and has a collection from world-renowned publishers and provides information in the videos, audio, images, and many more formats.

  • The library's 47,000 titles include subjects such as Allied Sciences, Business and Economics, Computers and IT, Life Science, Medicine, Nursing, Sociology, and more.

  • Ebook Central provides easy navigation and categorization in such a way that it is easy to search and access the resources.

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