BETHPAGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Briarcliffe College announced today that it has developed a plan, pending regulatory and related approvals, which will begin the careful and deliberate discontinuation of operations at Briarcliffe College. Called a "teach out," the plan is designed to afford Briarcliffe students a reasonable opportunity to complete their program of study before their college is ultimately closed in 2018.
As previously reported in May 2015, the College had been soliciting interest from potential purchasers. Despite these efforts, no arrangements for a transfer of ownership were reached and the difficult decision was made to proceed with a teach out.
"While this is a sad day indeed, I have assured Briarcliffe students that through our plan they have the opportunity to continue their studies and pursue their degrees. Briarcliffe alumni have left their mark on the Long Island community for decades and I'm confident our graduates will continue making contributions for years to come," said Dr. George Santiago, Jr., President, Briarcliffe College.
About Briarcliffe College
A proprietary institution with locations in Bethpage and Patchogue, N.Y., Briarcliffe College is a four-year career-focused education college offering degree programs in the fields of accounting, business administration, criminal justice, graphic design, healthcare administration, information technology, management, marketing, paralegal studies, dental hygiene, allied health, advertising & design communications, health information technology, health information management, legal studies, and nursing. Programs vary by location. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000 accredits Briarcliffe College. Briarcliffe College cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.briarcliffe.edu/disclosure. For more information, visit www.briarcliffe.edu.