FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS — KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Is Blue Cliff College accredited?
Blue Cliff schools are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a national accrediting body for career schools that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This recognition establishes student eligibility for federal Title IV financial aid. Detailed information about ACCSC and its standards of accreditation can be found here.
How many students attend Blue Cliff College?
As of January 1, 2017, Blue Cliff schools had the following student census levels:
- Alexandria campus: 206
- Fayetteville campus: 183
- Gulfport campus: 233
- Houma campus: 205
- Lafayette campus: 217
- Metairie campus: 624
- Shreveport campus: 150
- Alexandria Online: 159
What is the racial, ethnic, and gender composition of the student body?
Blue Cliff College schools report annually to the federal government on racial, ethnic, gender, income diversity, and on how many students are at income levels that qualify them for Federal Pell Grants. For a chart that provides diversity data by individual Blue Cliff campuses, please click here.
For charts that provide placement rates and graduation rates by individual Blue Cliff campuses, please click here.
How can I find out what kind of jobs graduates get?
General information about the careers represented at Blue Cliff College can be obtained from the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics here. Type the job title (e.g., medical assistant) into the search box. (Please note that Dialysis Technician is not listed separately by the BLS)
Will Blue Cliff’s credits or hours transfer to other schools or colleges?
Blue Cliff College cannot guarantee that its credits or hours will transfer to other schools or colleges. Individuals must contact the institution of interest to learn about their transfer policies. For a full explanation of Blue Cliff’s credits or hours transfer to other schools see page 48 of the school catalog.
Will Blue Cliff accept credits from other schools?
Blue Cliff will be pleased to accept credits achieved at other schools and colleges provided that the coursework is similar to Blue Cliff’s, and that the student passed with a “C” or better. There are also other ways to receive advanced standing including proficiency testing. For a full explanation of Blue Cliff’s transfer credit and advanced standing policies, see pages 10 & 36 of the school catalog.
How do I find out how much my program will cost? What is the refund policy?
Tuition and fees in effect at Blue Cliff College are available through the catalog, please see pages 13-14. Please be advised that rates are subject to change. To confirm the catalog rate, please contact your local campus. The school refund policy is also published on pages 15-21 in the catalog.
What kinds of financial aid are available to help pay for the program and how can I find out more about how financial aid works?
Detailed information concerning financial aid is available through the school catalog on pages 24-30. Information concerning federal financial aid is also available through a number of U.S. Department of Education publications available here.
Questions concerning financial aid can also be addressed to Jackie Greer, the Corporate Director of Financial Aid.
What are the crime statistics for Blue Cliff campuses?
Each year, Blue Cliff schools report campus crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education as required by the Clery Act. For a copy of Blue Cliff’s College Annual Security Report, click here. For charts providing the most recent Clery Act data, please click on a campus link below:
What are Blue Cliff’s policies concerning drugs and alcohol on campus?
Blue Cliff College has zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol on campus and all enrolling students must agree that he or she will abide by the federal Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act. Blue Cliff College Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy, including penalties concerning drug and alcohol use, distribution or sale, can be found here.
What services are available for individuals with disabilities?
Blue Cliff College will make every reasonable effort to accommodate students who disclose physical and intellectual disabilities upon enrollment, although prospective students should be aware that some career programs offered by Blue Cliff lead to employment where certain physical abilities are essential. For a general description of Blue Cliff’s policies in this area, see page 12 of the school catalog, available here. To discuss particular circumstances, contact the Admissions Director at your local campus, or email the Vice President of Academics, Dr. Joanitt Montano.
Are there any immunization policies at Blue Cliff College?
Some Blue Cliff allied health programs require that students get immunizations for certain infectious diseases. Many health-related employers have their own requirements for immunizations prior to employment. Blue Cliff’s vaccinations policies and procedures are described in the school catalog on pages 11-12, available here.
Where can I find a description of Blue Cliff’s educational programs, facilities and faculty qualifications?
Please view our 2016-2017 school catalog, available here.