History

The History of Blue Cliff College

BCC was founded 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, the College received its Proprietary School License from the state of Louisiana. In 1998, the College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

The first Blue Cliff campus location was in New Orleans, Louisiana and campuses were soon established in Lafayette and Shreveport, Louisiana, and Gulfport, Mississippi. 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 a new BCC campus was opened in Alexandria, Louisiana. As a result of BCC’s continued success serving the various communities that we are a part of, satellite campuses were recently added in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Metairie, Louisiana.

Since 2005 BCC began the process of program diversification, to include programs in Allied Health, Cosmetology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). The institution’s goal is to provide academic and hands-on excellence in all training programs offered.