Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia
The first step to a good life begins with the decision to pursue an education of higher learning. Choosing Community College of Philadelphia will place you among a long line of alumni and former students who have benefitted from the vast selection of programs, courses and learning experiences offered by Community College of Philadelphia.
As the city’s college, we are prepared to meet your educational and training needs by guiding you along a path in pursuit of your dreams. Our faculty are among the best in higher education and our staff are dedicated professionals excited about meeting your needs.
We hope you decide to attend Community College of Philadelphia. If you do, you will find that our rigorous curricula and relevant career programs will position you to pursue the career of your choosing or to continue your education towards a bachelor’s degree and beyond. Our students have transferred to Ivy League and top tier universities and colleges; and many have found employment with the top companies in the city and the surrounding areas.
Take the time to review our website or, if you have questions, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives.
I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you soon.
Dr. Donald Guy Generals
President, Community College of Philadelphia
Announcing the Octavius Catto Scholarship
March 5, 2020
As Mayor Kenney prepares to unveil his plan to make the College tuition-free, Dr. Generals discusses the College's hopes to provide tools that will spur Philadelphians toward economic and cultural prosperity.
Celebrating Black History Month
Feb. 20, 2020
Dr. Generals joins WURD Radio host Syreeta Martin for "Happy Hour College tour" to discuss the 1619 Project, new academic offerings at the College and more.
Working to Make College Tuition-Free
Jan. 18, 2020
Immediately showing support after Mayor Jim Kenney announced at his inauguration that he wants to make Community College of Philadelphia tuition-free, Dr. Generals told the Philadelphia Tribune that he is excited about the Mayor's “commitment to ensuring that all Philadelphians have quality educational experiences from pre-K through college,” and looks forward to creating more resources for city residents to earn a credential or degree.
Growing Business in Philadelphia
Dec. 23, 2019
Donald Guy Generals, Ed.D., President of Community College of Philadelphia(CCP), talks about the partnership between CCP, the City of Philadelphia and Goldman Sachs to provide small business owners tools for growth. Recorded December 19, 2019.
Guided Pathways at Community College of Philadelphia: A Catalyst for Institutional Change
October 9, 2019
Dr. Generals contributed the second in a series by practitioners at AACC Pathways Project colleges describing their experience with implementing guided pathways reforms.
True Philadelphia Podcast with Matt O'Donnell
September 12, 2019
Dr. Generals joined Matt O'Donnell on his True Philadelphia podcast to discuss why college continues to be so expensive and outpace inflation, how this generation of student is starting to seek more value in education, why Community College of PHiladelphia and other community colleges should be free, how education is the latest industry to be disrupted by technology, the importance of writing as a skill and more.
Local couple’s donation will make CCP free for some nontraditional students
July 3, 2019
“Either due to personal, social, or financial reasons, many students delay going to college, which negatively impacts their ability to achieve a college degree or pursue career opportunities,” Dr. Generals said. “In many cases, the returning students are more mature and return with a stronger commitment to the value of education and its benefits.”
After battling faculty union, president ponders CCP’s future at his 5-year mark: ‘We want to make our students well’
July 1, 2019
“We want to make the community, our students, well,” Dr. Generals said, “both in terms of their educational prospects and opportunity, as well as the lives that they live.”
The Community College of Philadelphia Black and Gold Gala of hope and redemption
June 21, 2019
“This fundraiser is a way to acknowledge and honor those who committed themselves to college admissions,” Dr. Generals said. “Our goal was to honor students, alumni and community together, to celebrate the college and its mission to eradicate barriers for those who [wish] to attend college.”
Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins receives award from Community College of Philadelphia for work in the inner city
June 13, 2019
At the Community College of Philadelphia Black and Gold gala, Eagles player Malcom Jenkins was presented with the Community Hero Award for his service in advancing education, economic advancement in low income communities, criminal justice reform, and police community relations.
Modern Day Heroes: A Celebration
May 23, 2019
Dr. Generals and Derrick Perkins share the success stories of three participants of the Center for Male Engagement Program at Community College of Philadelphia to celebrate the next generation of leaders.
Alum Innovates to Make Higher Education Accessible to the Nation’s Most Vulnerable Populations
May 23, 2019
“Philadelphia has a 25% poverty rate, which is the highest poverty rate of the 10 largest cities in the nation – the only way to break the vicious cycle of poverty is through education,” states Dr. Generals. “My vision of accessibility is focused on social justice, and the amazing faculty and staff at the Community College of Philadelphia have rallied around this cause.”
MaST students receive degrees from CCP
May 17, 2019
Six students from MaST Community Charter School graduated May 4 with associate degrees from the Community College of Philadelphia more than a month before their high school graduation.
Hallahan HS, Community College of Phila. ink partnership
May 15, 2019
Dr. Generals signed the agreement for a dual course of study between John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School and Community College of Philadelphia on May 9.
CareerLink Job Hub opens at CCP’s Northeast campus
Feb. 14, 2019
“We see this Job Resource Hub as another pillar in our commitment to serving the community,” said Donald Generals, president of CCP and Philadelphia Works board member. “It is exciting for the Community College and Philadelphia Works to come together to address the need for coordinated workforce development efforts in Northeast Philadelphia. We hope this new hub will benefit not only CCP students, but the entire Northeast Philadelphia community.”
Community College of Philadelphia unveils $7.2M in lab upgrades
Feb. 8, 2019
"The renovations are an investment in workforce development."