Top Philadelphia Community Colleges

  • For the 2020 school year, there are 12 top community colleges in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving 24,302 students.
  • For Philadelphia private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,398 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • Philadelphia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), and the student:teacher ratio is 29:1.

Top Philadelphia, PA Community Colleges (2020)

  • College Location Students
  • 1700 Spring Garden St
    Philadelphia PA  19130
    (215)751-8000

    19,119 students
  • Hussian College
    Private, for profit
    1500 Spring Garden Street, Suite 101
    Philadelphia PA  19130
    (215)574-9600

    79 students
  • Jna Institute of Culinary Arts
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    Private, for profit
    1212 S Broad St
    Philadelphia PA  19146
    (215)468-8800

    59 students
  • 177 Franklin Mills Blvd.
    Philadelphia PA  19154
    (215)612-6600

    640 students
  • 3010 Market Street
    Philadelphia PA  19104
    (215)594-4000

    610 students
  • 3600 Market St
    Philadelphia PA  19104
    (215)382-1553

    533 students
  • 2180 Hornig Rd
    Philadelphia PA  19116
    (215)969-0869

    310 students
  • 9191 Torresdale Ave
    Philadelphia PA  19136
    (215)335-0800

    360 students
  • 100 South Broad Street, Suite 830
    Philadelphia PA  19110
    (215)568-9215

    31 students
  • Orleans Technical Institute
    Private, non-profit
    2770 Red Lion Road
    Philadelphia PA  19114
    (215)728-4700

    332 students
  • Peirce College
    Private, non-profit
    1420 Pine Street
    Philadelphia PA  19102
    (888)467-3472

    1,833 students
  • 4207 Walnut St
    Philadelphia PA  19104
    (215)222-4200

    396 students
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