Blue Cliff Career College

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School Overview

Blue Cliff Career College is a career training college that prepares students for careers within the beauty industry, such as cosmetology, massage therapy, and esthetics.

Courses are taught by experienced professionals that provide students with inside knowledge of the field. Blue Cliff offers both day and evening classes for working adults with busy schedules.

Financial aid, federal grants, loans, and VA benefits are available to eligible students. Students can determine if they qualify by submitting their most recent year’s tax records, an application fee, and copies of their driver’s license, social security card, and high school diploma/GED.

Through both classroom study and hands-on experiences, Blue Cliff prepares its students to begin work right after they graduate.

General Information

2970 Cottage Hill Rd., Suite 175, Mobile, AL 36606

Phone Number: (251) 473-2220
Website Address: www.blue.edu
Institution Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1 year certificate
2 year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 304 (304 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 28 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $10,100 $10,300 $10,800 $12,000 +11.11%
Books and Supplies $2,600 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $12,389 $12,886 $13,117 $13,117 0.00%
Other $5,500 $5,460 $5,551 $5,941 +7.03%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $30,589 $31,646 $32,468 $34,058 +4.90%
In-state with Family $12,700 $13,300 $13,800 $15,000 +8.70%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 86 75%
Grant or scholarship aid 73 63% $189,073 $2,590
• Federal grants 61 53% $143,350 $2,350
• Pell grants 61 53% $143,350 $2,350
• Other federal grants 0 0% $0
State/local government grant or scholarships 14 12% $45,723 $3,266
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% $0
Student loan aid 72 63% $861,509 $11,965
• Federal student loans 72 63% $844,443 $11,728
• Other student loans 2 2% $17,066 $8,533

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 152
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 27
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 27
Personal and Culinary Services 125
Aesthetician/esthetician and Skin Care Specialist 17
Cosmetology, Barber/styling, and Nail Instructor 16
Cosmetology/cosmetologist 92
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Program is not offered at this award level.

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Blue Cliff Career College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (251) 473-2220
Website: www.blue.edu
Type of School: < 2-year, Private for-profit
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Address: 2970 Cottage Hill Rd., Suite 175, Mobile, AL 36606
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 87
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 87 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $0
Out-of-state Tuition: $0
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $3,890

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Blue Cliff Career College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Blue Cliff Career College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
Personal and Culinary Services 3
Grand total 4

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Blue Cliff Career College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0
Books and supplies $0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 26 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 21 78% $3,890
Student loan aid 20 74% $3,214

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 114 91% $3,044
Federal student loans 99 79% $4,155

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Blue Cliff Career College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Blue Cliff Career College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 40 7 33
Percent admitted 100% 86% 91%
Percent admitted who enrolled 80% 57% 85%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Blue Cliff Career College Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 87
Undergraduate enrollment 87
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Blue Cliff Career College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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