College Profile: Blue Cliff College-Gulfport

 
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Blue Cliff College is a for-profit technical school with campuses located in Gulfport, Mississippi, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and five locations in Louisiana: Lafayette, Shreveport, Houma, Metairie, and Alexandria. The college offers diplomas for careers in massage therapy, medical assisting, criminal justice, and cosmetology, and an associate's degree in occupational studies. The name of the college is taken from an ancient Zen text, the Blue Cliff Records, containing dialogues between Zen masters and their students. The Blue Cliff College campuses include lecture rooms, massage training rooms, administrative offices, and break areas. Equipment includes, massage tables and chairs, hydrocollators, and teaching skeletons. There is an on-campus library. Campuses offering training information technology are equipped with computer labs. Blue Cliff College was founded in 1987. Blue Cliff College of Gulfport was accredited in massage therapy by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology in 2000. The Houma and Fayetteville campuses opened in 2005, and the Alexandria campus opened in 2007. The school was purchased by Education Management, Inc., in 1999, which in turn was acquired by Quad Partners in 2008.

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12251 Bernard Pkwy
Gulfport, MS
39503
2288969-727-0000 (general)
2288969-727-0000 (financial aid)
2288969-727-0000 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Continuous
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
No Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Blue Cliff College-Gulfport Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
130 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Cosmetology (Diploma Program)
The Cosmetology Diploma program is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/art principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. Blue Cliff's program combines lecture in cosmetology theory with "hands-on" practice in the salon. It also introduces students to professional standards, aspects of personal and career development, and the legal and ethical responsibilities of workers who interact physically with clients and apply cosmetics. Blue Cliff's approach provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills and knowledge that can lead to an entry-level career in the field of Cosmetology. Graduates of the cosmetology program are eligible to take examinations required for licensure as a Cosmetologist. Employment opportunities may include beauty salons, spas, and other related businesses as a stylist, salon manager or owner, color specialist, skin or nail specialist, educator, platform or makeup artist, manufacturer's representative, cosmetic salesperson, and more. The program culminates in the awarding of a Cosmetology Diploma.
Massage Therapy (Associate Degree)
Courses in the associate degree program broaden the scope of massage technique training provided and adds courses in general education to provide a well-rounded massage therapist trained in management and communication. Students are prepared for entry-level positions in the massage therapy industry.
Massage Therapy (Diploma Program)
The Massage Therapy Diploma program provides a solid foundation in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology which form the basis for training in specific massage techniques. Hands-on techniques include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Basic Shiatsu, and Supervised Clinical Practice.
Medical Assisting (Diploma Program)
The Diploma in Medical Assisting program provides an in-depth study of the medical science of the human body including anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body systems, clinical techniques including examining room procedures, medical lab procedures, medical terminology, pharmacology, and administrative procedures.
Medical Office Administration (Diploma Program)
The Diploma in Medical Office Administration program provides an advanced study of software applications, medical insurance and billing, medical office administration, as well as an in-depth study of the medical science of the human body including anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body systems, and medical terminology.
Medical Office Administration (Diploma Program)
The Diploma in Medical Office Administration program provides an advanced study of software applications, medical insurance and billing, medical office administration, as well as an in-depth study of the medical science of the human body including anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body systems, and medical terminology.

All Academic Programs
 
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