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Community College of Philadelphia

1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

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Located in a big city setting, the Community College of Philadelphia features degree and certificate programs in more than 70 areas. The Mid-Atlantic college is an affordable option for anyone who wants to gain admission to a four-year degree program in the future. Transfer degrees are featured in such subjects as:

  • Business
  • Interior Design
  • The Social Sciences
  • Psychology.

The college also provides career-oriented training that leads to a certificate for jobs in:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Addiction Studies
  • Paralegal Work
  • Business
  • Teacher Education

If you maintain a certain GPA, you can work towards the school’s program for dual admission. By taking part in this program, can enroll in a curriculum that can be collaborated with such well-known 4-year schools as:

  • Temple University
  • LaSalle University
  • Drexel University
  • St. Joseph’s
  • Rosemont College

Regardless of a student’s goals or preferences, the college provides counseling so individual options can be explored. The college, which has a 55% retention rate, offers such services as financial aid, tutoring, and provisions for students with disabilities. Approximate annual tuition is around $8,500 for in-state students and about $11,500 for students attending from out of state. Currently, enrollment stands at around 17,000 students overall. No athletic or sports activities are offered at the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $4,400-$5,300
    • Out-of-State: $13,000-$15,980
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $150-$180 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $460-$550 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships74%$5,379
Receiving Student Loans47%$4,173
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Community College of Philadelphia may provide student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Pennsylvania, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Community College of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia CountyPennsylvania
Graduation Rate9.7%-21.2%
Transfer-out Rate22.4%-22.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1976)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1975)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Community College of Philadelphia by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
84%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
8

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,835