Community College of Philadelphia

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1700 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130-3991

(215) 751-8010

Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Main Address

1700 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

(215) 751-8000

Total undergrads: 17,327

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,847

Degree-seeking undergrads: 17,327


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for health, music, art and some technical programs.

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Commercial Photography A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General A
Music – General Performance A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
International Marketing A
Office Clerical Services A,C
Operations Management A
Real Estate A
Sales and Distribution A,C

Communications Technologies

Recording Arts Technology A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Computer/Systems Security A
System Administration A
Web/Multimedia Management A


Business Teacher Education A
Education – General A
Secondary Education A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Biomedical Engineering Technology A
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A,C
Computer Engineering A
Computer Systems A
Construction/Building Technologies A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Environmental Engineering Technology A

English Language & Literature

Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A
Institutional Food Production A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Health Services – General C
Health Services Administration A
Medical Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A
Mental Health Services Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training A
Restaurant/Catering Management A

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Science Technologies

Chemical Technology A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Forensic Technologies A
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences

Geography A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Community College of Philadelphia Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (215) 751-8000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3991
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 15,996
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 10,318 (65% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,264
Out-of-state Tuition: $13,896
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,238

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Community College of Philadelphia Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Community College of Philadelphia.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 34
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 44
Construction Trades 1
Education 14
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 43
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 59
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 23
Legal Professions and Studies 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Precision Production 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Visual and Performing Arts 44
Grand total 3454

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Community College of Philadelphia and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,264
Out-of-state $13,896
Books and supplies $2,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,209 80%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,093 73% $6,238
Student loan aid 490 33% $3,775

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 10,039 60% $5,388
Federal student loans 5,668 34% $4,037

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Community College of Philadelphia. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Community College of Philadelphia students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Community College of Philadelphia Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 15,996
Undergraduate enrollment 15,996
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Community College of Philadelphia Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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