Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that affords you access to a college degree or certificate, workforce training and professional development. The College provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965.
- We offer more than 70 associate’s degree, academic and proficiency certificate programs.
- Recent graduates continue to strengthen our local economy and workforce—78 percent are employed in Philadelphia, and 93 percent work in the Greater Philadelphia region.
- The College is your smart path to a bachelor’s degree program, with transfer agreements and partnerships to assist in the transition.
- We offer a wide range of scholarships to assist students paying tuition at the College or a four-year institution.
- Day, evening and weekend classes on our Main Campus and at our three Regional Centers allow for convenient access. Online and hybrid courses and degree programs provide even more flexibility when pursuing a college education.
- Businesses and professionals look to our Corporate Solutions unit for specialized services, such as customized workforce training, certification training, professional development workshops and onsite degree programs.
- Athletics and Campus Life initiatives give students learning and leadership experience outside of the classroom.
- Middle States Commission on Higher Eductation
- Pennsylvania Department of Education
- Small class sizes and dedicated faculty create a personalized, supportive atmosphere.
- Our students and faculty bring a diverse mix of cultural backgrounds, ages and life experiences to the College. International students especially enrich our learning environment by offering a current global perspective.
- The College enables all its students to interact with individuals from different parts of Philadelphia and the world, facilitating conversation, connection and self-discovery.
The College’s mission is to help students successfully earn a college education while imparting to them the thoughtfulness, knowledge and fortitude necessary for effecting positive change in their lives and their communities.
- Approximately 34,506 students are taking credit and noncredit courses.
- More than half (52%) of students are 25 or older; the median age is 25.
- 63% of students are women.
- 61% of students are enrolled in transfer or liberal arts programs.
- 16% of students are enrolled in career programs.
- 22% of students are enrolled in noncredit, continuing education coursework.
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