Private 4 Year

Peirce College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Peirce College overview
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Online peirce.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Peirce College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Peirce College is a private, non-profit institution located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offering a unique focus on adult education through on-campus and online learning. Established in 1865, the college is situated in a vibrant urban setting, making it accessible for local commuters and contributing to its diverse student population. Peirce is known for its programs in business, healthcare, information technology, and legal studies, catering to a career-focused curriculum. It embraces a non-selective admissions policy, providing opportunities for a broad range of students seeking professional advancement. Peirce offers various student support services but does not provide on-campus housing, reflecting its emphasis on serving non-traditional students and working adults.

Peirce College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  172 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 684 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $14,400 plus fees of $660.

Peirce College 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.


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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Peirce College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$660
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,376
Budget for Other Expenses$1,600
Total One Year Cost$24,636

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$51,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

27% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Peirce College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 56%
Legal Professions 27%
Computer and Information Sciences 16%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214883 IPEDS survey data for Peirce College.

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