Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19130-3991


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 18,126
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Community College of Philadelphia has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Community College of Philadelphia charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $13,320 and in-state students paid $8,880.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 84% of Community College of Philadelphia's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 71% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,126 (which is 17.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Community College of Philadelphia in 2016-2017, was 689, which is 43% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,765 (which is 17.4% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Community College of Philadelphia has enrolled a total of 18,126 students (4,884 students full-time and 13,242 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 18,126 students, 480 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 38% men and 62% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,807 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 46%

White: 23%

Hispanic: 12%

Asian: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Community College of Philadelphia.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 20% 1,380
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 790
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 10% 717
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 679 213
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 6% 408
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 376 116
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 175
Legal Professions And Studies 2% 167
Education 2% 144
Psychology 2% 136

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Community College of Philadelphia full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Community College of Philadelphia graduates 6 years after enrollment is $23,900. Last year, out of the total 7,310 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,921 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 7,898 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 6,239 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $23,900 $31,100
Employment Rate 81% 79%
Total Graduates 7,310 7,898

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Community College of Philadelphia.

Camden County College
14 mile away
Salem Community College
24.3 mile away
Cumberland County College
36.7 mile away