Peirce College in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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Peirce College offers 66-degree programs and 57 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. 28% are women, and 72% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Peirce College is 9607$, that is at the level of national average. 36% of full-time Peirce College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $46,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Peirce College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Peirce College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,716
$30,001 - $48,000$7,069
$48,001 - $75,000$16,462
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1505 of Peirce College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 85 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Peirce College number 116 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Peirce College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


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Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

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Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Peirce College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Peirce College graduation rate is below the national average.

36% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Peirce College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Peirce College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Peirce College the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Peirce College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1420 Pine Street address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Peirce College with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are robbery and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Peirce College offers 66 programs in total: 33 are for Bachelor's degree, 18 - for Associate's degree, 12 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Philadelphia county. Peirce College is one of the few institutions in Philadelphia that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 57 distance education programs that are provided in the Peirce College: 30 are for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for Associate's degree, 9 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Peirce College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1143 students with 34288 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 46 with 1113 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Peirce College

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Overall Rating:

Excellent choice of school for adults looking to continue their education.

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I just graduated from Peirce this past August, 2016. I had an amazing experience here. If it wasn't for Peirce I don't think I would've been able to accomplish my goal of receiving my Bachelors Degree in the legal field. I am now looking for a job as a paralegal! I recommend Peirce to anyone, especially those that have to work and have families and need a flexible schedule to complete their degree. The accelerated courses made it possible to finish my degree in 2 years. The only negative thing that I can say about Peirce is the fact that the tuition per credit increases a significant amount each year. When I started Peirce was about $1500 a course and when I finished it was $1700 a course!! But since I received my Associates from CCP and transferred, I still had plenty of financial aid available.

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Overall Rating:

Currently enrolled and studying Technology Management. I have been wowed ever since. Every new term presents its own challenges and makes you appreciate the great detailed instruction provided by Peirce's Professors!In my opinion, Perice is like a hidden gem.I love this college.

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Pierce College is a great school for working adults. Their online programs are well designed which makes for a great learning experience. The staff and Professors were outstanding; I enjoyed my time at Pierce and highly recommend the school.

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Overall Rating:

Great life changing things happened here. Wouldn't do anything differently.

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Location & Website

Address: 1420 Pine Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8884673472

Institution is active in current year: 1

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