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Average Salary for Briar Cliff University Alumni

Nestled away in Sioux City, Iowa, the student population at Briar Cliff University, a Roman Catholic school, roughly 1,000. Home to a wide range of restaurants and activities, Briar Cliff University students have plenty of fun distractions in the city of Sioux City. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Briar Cliff University Details


3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104

Students Enrolled:



Private Schools, Religious

Graduation Rate:

43 %


9 %

% Stay In State:

50 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

41 %
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Graduates of Briar Cliff University go into the health care industry, the education industry, and the telecommunications industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the banking industry. The commercial construction industry is not a popular industry for Briar Cliff University grads, and less than five percent of them wind up in the field. Those with a degree from Briar Cliff University tend to make around $52K.


Briar Cliff University grads who become Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in about $77K annually. However, Marketing Officers also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $56K). Assistant Coachs pick up $28K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


When it comes to compensation, Sioux City brings up the rear (median pay is $42K); however, slightly less than one-fifth of Briar Cliff University alumni still choose not to leave this city. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Englewood, a top-paying city for Briar Cliff University grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $65K). Graduates of Briar Cliff University also relocate to Orange City, which is not far away, and Minneapolis.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $77K per year, Briar Cliff University grads who have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Studies are the best paid among the alumni population. Annual salaries for those with a Master of Arts (MA), Human Resources Management (HRM) are the lowest of the pack, earning $28K.


Customer Service is a common skill among Briar Cliff University alumni — one in ten grads mention using it at work. For Briar Cliff University grads, proficiency in Sales Management warrants a paycheck that is 31 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Accounts Receivable, and Benefits Administration command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. The greater part of graduates opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a solid majority of survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of the survey participants report dental coverage, too. Briar Cliff University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, gym / health club / fitness membership, and 401(a).

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, York College grads (who make an average of about $52K) earn salaries most similar to Briar Cliff University alumni. Other schools similar to Briar Cliff University include Morningside College, Northwestern College, and Buena Vista University.

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75 %

female alumni


25 %

male alumni
$32,618 - $65,073
$27,812 - $65,027

Years of Experience

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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