Public 2 Year

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Community College of Philadelphia overview
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Online ccp.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large City
Community College of Philadelphia overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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The Community College of Philadelphia, nested in the urban heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a public, two-year institution offering a variety of academic programs and professional certifications. Founded in 1965, the college welcomes a diverse student body with open-enrollment policies, providing accessible education with a relatively high acceptance rate. While it does not offer on-campus housing, its metropolitan location affords students numerous off-campus living opportunities within the vibrant city. Known for popular majors such as Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Nursing, it caters to a range of academic interests. The campus architecture blends modern and historic elements, reflecting the city's cultural heritage. While the Community College of Philadelphia does not have an emphasis on athletics, it focuses on extending comprehensive educational opportunities within a dynamic urban setting.

Community College of Philadelphia has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  3,807 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 7,829 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,632 plus fees of $1,056.

Community College of Philadelphia is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Community College of Philadelphia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$1,056
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,800
Other Expenses Budget$7,546
Total One Year Cost$25,618

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Community College of Philadelphia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$1,056
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,800
Budget for Other Expenses$7,546
Total One Year Cost$29,434

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$35,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Community College of Philadelphia students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 35%
Business 12%
Health Professions 12%
Human Services 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%

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