Peirce College

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School Highlights
  • Peirce College serves 1,833 students (19% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Peirce College is one of 13 community colleges within Philadelphia County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Metropolitan Career Center Computer Technology Institute (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Peirce College(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty89 staff25 staff
Peirce College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,833 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,833 students571 students
Peirce College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:126:1
Peirce College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students354 students354 students
Peirce College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,479 students217 students
Peirce College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Peirce College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students347 students349 students
# Graduate Students7 students8 students
Peirce College Graduation BreakDown PA All Graduation Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Peirce College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Peirce College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Peirce College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Peirce College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Peirce College More (2011-2013)
% Non Resident races
Peirce College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Peirce College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.540.57
Peirce College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$52,100$34,800
Peirce College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,800 is less than the state average of $16,591. The private state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,800$16,591
Peirce College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
Peirce College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$37,940$13,000
Peirce College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$11,083$6,246
Peirce College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%84%
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Peirce College is one of the oldest accredited colleges offering a complete online degree program in the United States. Peirce offers its practical business and information technology management degrees online. Our three pronged educational delivery system approach – on campus, on site, online – has advanced dramatically, even beyond our own healthy projections. On campus refers to our facilities in the Center City business district of Philadelphia dating back to 1865. On site encompasses our array of degree offerings at employer, community, and school locations. Peirce Online is our expanding Internet mediated distance learning (IMDL) platform offering complete, accredited degrees. This triad provides a very strong foundation for long-term regional, national, and international growth. Peirce has earned its exceptional reputation as a leading provider of quality academic programs and undergraduate degrees in the areas of business, information technology and paralegal studies. A premier choice among working adults, Peirce offers options to make learning more convenient, including our online degree program, accelerated evening & weekend formats and The Peirce Corporate College, where individuals can earn a degree at their workplace. The College is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to award the Bachelor of Science and Associate in Science degrees. Peirce College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Philadelphia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Philadelphia is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.