Peirce College

Peirce College is in the business of transforming lives. Founded in 1865 to prepare returning Civil War soldiers for roles in business, Peirce has continued the tradition of providing career-focused education to generations of Philadelphians. Peirce College offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, a range of certificate programs, and a bachelor’s degree completion program designed specifically for adult learners with previous college experience.

Peirce College focuses on providing students with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s job market. We provide a high-quality, technology-enhanced education, anticipating the ever-changing needs of students, partners, and companies around the world. Our Walker Center for Academic Excellence offers a full schedule of workshops and one-on-one and group tutoring sessions. The Peirce Career Development Services team provides personalized guidance and assistance with career exploration, including resume and cover letter assistance, career counseling, workshops, mentoring, and an online job board.

With accelerated classes lasting seven-eight weeks, new courses begin almost every month. Peirce offers flexibility and accessibility through accelerated degree programs and the option to take courses on campus, online, or a combination of both – whatever works for your busy life.


Admissions Office

1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Admissions Office Phone

888.467.3472 x 9000

Office of Financial Aid

1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Office of Financial Aid Phone

888.467.3472 x 9370

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Undergraduate Programs of Study

Peirce offers five major areas of undergraduate study: Business, Healthcare, Information Technology and Paralegal Studies.

Certificates Medical Coding, Information Technology, Paralegal Studies
Associate in Arts General Studies
Associate in Science Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Information Technology, Information Technology, Paralegal Studies
Bachelor of Science Accounting, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Administration, Information Technology, Integrated leadership (Degree Completion), Paralegal Studies

Our academic advisers can assist in identifying the correct degree and concentration to fit any career goals.

Graduate Studies

We currently offer a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management, which can be applied to a variety of industries and career paths.

Directions to Campus

Peirce College
1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102