Peirce College Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Graduation Rates & More

Peirce College
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Peirce College Admissions Overview:

Peirce College has open admissions, so any interested students have the chance to study there (although the college does have minimum requirements for admission). Students will need to submit an application along with official high school transcripts. For complete instructions, and to fill out the application, be sure to go to the school's website. And, if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the admissions office. Campus visits are encouraged, but not required, for applicants.

Admissions Data (2016):

Peirce College Description:

Peirce College is a career-focused college located in Center City, Philadelphia. The city's Avenue of the Arts is just steps away, so Peirce students have easy access to the historical and cultural highlights of Philadelphia. The college has changed significantly since its founding in 1865 as the Union Business College, a school designed to offer career training to soldiers after the Civil War. Today, the college specializes in offering part-time programs for working adults who want to earn degrees in business, healthcare, paralegal studies and information technology. Students can choose from certificate, associate degree and bachelor's degree programs, and in 2013, the school began offering a master's degree in organizational leadership and management. Many of Peirce's programs are offered online to meet the needs of non-traditional college students.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,563 (1,491 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 29% Male / 71% Female
  • 21% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,472
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,376
  • Other Expenses: $1,600
  • Total Cost: $24,048

Peirce College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,435
    • Loans: $4,471

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Information Technology, Legal Studies.

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 100%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 21%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Peirce College Mission Statement:

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" 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 students 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."

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