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Pierce College
1420 Pine Street
Center City
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Cross Street: Carlisle Street
General Information
Peirce College is a private, non profit 4 year college located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a focus on non-traditional college students

Peirce College is in the business of transforming lives. We do so by making the benefits of higher education accessible and attainable to non-traditional college students of all ages and backgrounds. We educate, empower, and inspire our studentsPierce College Graduation and one another in a highly professional, career-focused academic environment defined by trust, integrity, and mutual respect. We are passionate about equipping our students to make a difference in their communities, workplaces, and the world.

  • Values: Pierce College Core Values
  • Encourage the pursuit of learning and growth.
  • Make a difference through the delivery of exceptional customer service.
  • Play as a team; be a responsible partner in the process.
  • Open our minds to exploring new ideas and better ways of doing work.
  • Work with passion and determination; be proactive.
  • Engage others in open communication, listen and build honest relationships.
  • Respect others and expect the same.
  • Embrace and promote diversity.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adapt to change.
  • Certificates of Proficiency: Students will complete a minimum of 31 credits in 11 classes. A certificate program offers students the practical trainingand skills they need for immediate employment. Certificate programs can be a great opportunity for students holding a bachelor's degree, but seeking a career change in another field. Peirce students can earn certificates of proficiency in seven areas as follows Business Law, .NET Technology, Programming, Help Desk Technician, and Paralegal Studies. For more information about our certificate graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please.
  • Associate Degrees: Students will complete a minimum of 61 credits to earn an associate degree. Generally, a student will complete 61 credits in 21 classes. A student who has not transferred in more than 30 credits can earn an associate degree while progressing toward a bachelor's. Once a student earns an associate degree, s/he can continue taking classes and work towards the bachelor's degree.

    A student can transfer in more than 30 credits and still earn an associate degree if the additional credits are applied to the bachelor's degree. Transfer students may also transfer their entire associate degree for 60 credits and immediately start working on the bachelor's degree.
  • Bachelor's Degrees: Students will complete a minimum of 121 credits to earn a bachelor's degree. Generally, a student will generally complete 121 credits in 41 classes.
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