School Highlights

Peirce College serves 1,178 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,178 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,800
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 80%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 153 teachers has grown by 112% over five years.
Peirce College
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
153 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Peirce College has declined by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Peirce College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,178 students
477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
298 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
880 students
146 students
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# Undergraduate Students
297 students
339 students
# Graduate Students
1 students
1 students
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PA All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
314 students
% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
11%
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% Black
56%
15%
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% White
20%
56%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
10%
11%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.63
0.64
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$52,100
$34,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Peirce College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of PA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $13,800 is less than the state average of $17,415. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$13,800
$17,415
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Peirce College and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Peirce College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$32,150
$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$12,050
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Peirce College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate (Year 2013)
100%
76%
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,178 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,800
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 80%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Philadelphia County, PA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Philadelphia County, PA is The Workforce Institute's City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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