Blue Cliff College was founded in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected and innovative massage therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College received its Proprietary School License. In 1998, the College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, ACCSCT (now known as Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The first Blue Cliff campus location was in New Orleans and campuses were soon established in Lafayette and Shreveport, Louisiana and, Gulfport, Mississippi. In 2007, a new campus opened in Alexandria, Louisiana. In 2000, Blue Cliff College - Gulfport became an ACCSCT-accredited Massage Therapy school in Mississippi.
In August of 1999, Education Management, Inc. (EMI) purchased the Blue Cliff College system. In 2005, a campus was opened in Houma, Louisiana, as a branch of Blue Cliff College-Metairie. Also in 2005, EMI added the White River School of Massage (later renamed Blue Cliff College) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to its family of career schools as a branch of Blue Cliff College-Shreveport.
In 2005, Blue Cliff College began the process of program diversification, to include such programs as Medical Assisting, and in 2007 Cosmetology programs were implemented in four schools.
In 2008, Quad Partners acquired EMI.
Blue Cliff College has a history of offering community service to cities in our communities. Some events the College has participated in include: the Crescent City Classic 10K race, the Breast Cancer Walk, the American Cancer Society and the Cajunman Triathlon, Tulane and Nicholls State Universities athletic programs, and the Mardi Gras Marathon. The College also participates in various hospital health fairs, such as Oschner's Medical Foundation.
The institution reflects a commitment to academic and hands-on excellence in all training programs offered at Blue Cliff College. – less–ZoomInfo