Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected and innovative Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, our College in Louisiana received its Proprietary School License from the state. In 1998, our Continuing Education College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
In December 2004, EMI acquired the Massage Therapy College of Baton Rouge (MTCBR), which became BCC-Baton Rouge, and in 2005 a campus was opened in Houma, Louisiana. Also in 2005, EMI added the White River School of Massage in Fayetteville, Arkansas (which is now BCC-Fayetteville) to its family of schools. In 2007, Blue Cliff College opened yet another campus in Alexandria, Louisiana. As a result of our continued success, BCC satellite campuses were recently added in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Metairie, Louisiana.
Originally intended to become a leader in Massage Therapy education, Blue Cliff College has since diversified our course offerings to include programs in Allied Health, Cosmetology, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), Clinical Medical Assisting, and more. While our continuing education programs have expanded, Blue Cliff College’s goal remains the same – to provide academic and hands-on excellence in all training programs offered.
Our Mission Statement
Blue Cliff College is committed to helping our students develop a high level of competency, obtained through the pursuit, assimilation, and dissemination of knowledge in our academic programs.
Our faculty and staff strive to prepare students with the ability to function proficiently in a competitive society and in the career of their choice. Throughout every program we offer, the underlying objective is to create within each student an awareness of professional and social responsibility and an appreciation for the principles of ethical conduct.
Our Institutional Philosophy
Our philosophy is to inspire students to strive for excellence and to achieve their maximum personal potential in their continuing education pursuits. Blue Cliff College encourages our student population to aspire to be the best they can be in their chosen academic, business, social, professional, and personal endeavors. Whatever the student’s academic interest, our focus is consistent on delivering the best education possible. We place strong emphasis on the quality of our curriculum, maintaining a low student-to-teacher ratio, and providing practical training and real-world experience. By applying this philosophy to all that we do, we work diligently to ensure that the Blue Cliff graduate has been meticulously prepared for whatever lies ahead of them.
Blue Cliff College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
Approvals, Licenses, and/or Affiliations
Fayetteville, AR: Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency (SAA), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Gulfport, MS: Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy (License number 9803) , Mississippi Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency (SAA), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C–110, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB).
Louisiana Campuses (Alexandria, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, and Shreveport): Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy (License Numbers: Alexandria E2601, Houma E2527, Lafayette E2287, Metairie E2290, and Shreveport E2625), Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency (SAA), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
NOTE: Documents relating to accreditation, licensure, or affiliations can be reviewed by contacting the Campus Director.