Peirce College

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 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Peirce College is one of 12 community colleges within Philadelphia County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Peirce College is Metropolitan Career Center Computer Technology Institute (0.4 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Peirce College(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty89 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Peirce College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Peirce College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,833 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:125:1
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# Full-Time Students354 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students1,479 students246 students
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# Undergraduate Students347 students372 students
# Graduate Students7 students8 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
7%
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% Black
62%
14%
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% White
27%
63%
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% Two or more races
-
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
10%
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Diversity Score0.540.57
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$52,100$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,800 is less than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,800$16,683
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$37,940$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$11,083$5,500
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Acceptance Rate (Year 2013)100%75%
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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