Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Massage Therapy / Continuing Education

Recent Reviews

Kimberly Deeb
4/16/2024 via Google
via Google

They ARE APPROVED to teach Esthetics now!!! As of 2023!!...But they are understaffed and surrounded by students who are immature and couldn't make it in a real college.....IF I'm honest!!!!!...So the reviews are BAD!! EVERYONE wants the answers given to them and when they DONT get that from a new instructor, they complain! But they also complain when there is no instructor at all... The understaffiing is the ENTIRE PROBLEM WITH THIS INSTITUTION!!! BUT THIS IS A GOOD INSTITUTION IF YOU GET THE PROPER EDUCATORS! MRS. Crassandra Ross Is a PRIME example Of that!!! Please take note if ANY Boosters or Administrators/ BIG Wigs are reading these reviews! I HAVE THE memory of a fruit fly....Mrs Ross makes the information STICK!!! IF THEY get their understaffing issue taken care of.. thisnwould be an AMAZING school!!! Right now, as long as you're not an absolute idiot and PUT IN THE WORK! JUST GET YOUR degree and TAKE YOUR TEST!!! This is a GREAT place to start!!!

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Kayla Washington
1/10/2024 via Google
via Google

honestly, since they offer night classes and i still was able to get my license i gave 2 stars instead of 1. other that the convenience of night classes and my work schedule i would’ve attended a different school for esthetics. i can recall 1 instructor actually taking the time to teach us what we needed for state board and idk if i would’ve made it through the practical with out her. it was pretty much self taught other than that. we didn’t really get to experience field trips and get to go visit businesses other than 2. 1 of which was ulta and it was no different from when i went to the store myself. it also was very unorganized. at one point when we were supposed to receive our white coats it was given to the wrong class (thats just one example) . AGAIN if it weren’t for the convenience of night classes i would have dropped and pursued a different school that actually gave the moneys worth.

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Nicole J.
12/11/2023 via Yelp
via Yelp

If I could give zero stars I would. The cosmetology program at this location is the most poorly run program I have ever seen. Quick to take your money, but...

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In the School's Words

Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College in Louisiana received its Proprietary School License from the state. In 1998, the Continuing Education College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.

Blue Cliff College is committed to helping students develop a high level of competency, obtained through the pursuit, assimilation, and dissemination of knowledge in their academic programs.

The faculty and staff strive to prepare students with the ability to function proficiently in a competitive society and in the career of their choice. Throughout every program offered, the underlying objective is to create within each student an awareness of professional and social responsibility and an appreciation for the principles of ethical conduct.

Blue Cliff College offers comprehensive career training and hands-on experience throughout the entire catalog of programs.

Below are the programs offered at Blue Cliff College's campuses (not all programs are offered at all locations):

  • Clinical Medical Assisting Diploma
  • Cosmetology Diploma
  • Dental Assisting Diploma
  • Dialysis Technician Diploma
  • Esthetics Diploma
  • Health Information Management, Billing and Coding Diploma
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician Diploma
  • Massage Therapy (Diploma)

Accreditation, Licenses, Affiliations and Approvals

Blue Cliff College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

Louisiana Campuses (Alexandria*, Lafayette* and Metairie): Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB).

Gulfport, MS: Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy (License number 9803) Mississippi Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB).

Note: Documents relating to accreditation, licensure or affiliations can be reviewed by contacting the Campus Director.

Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy License Number:
Campus Location - License Number
Metairie - E2290

For more information about the career training programs available at Blue Cliff College, or to schedule a tour of one of the campuses, simply complete and submit the online form and an admissions representative will respond to your request promptly.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Gulfport Campus

Blue Cliff College — Gulfport Campus offers the following beauty programs.

  • Cosmetology - Diploma
  • Esthetics - Diploma
  • Massage Therapy - Diploma


Blue Cliff College - Gulfport offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Massage Therapy / Continuing Education


Program Length 82 hours
Average Completion 15 months
Program Tuition $24,805


Program Length 780 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $12,502

Massage Therapy

Program Length 775 hours
Average Completion 9 months
Program Tuition $15,045

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs at this school is approved by the relevant state boards or agencies. State-approved programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. Learn more about accreditation and approval.

Financial Aid

79% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,432 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

91% Female, 9% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

38% White, 3% Hispanic / Latino, 53% African American, 1% Asian American, 1% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 1% Two or More, 3% Unknown

345 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 04/09/2024

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