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Study at Community College of Philadelphia

Founded in 1965, Community College of Philadelphia, or CCP, is a community college, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is an open admission, associate degree granting, institution with more than 70 degree and certificate programs. It provides degrees in several field of study including arts, business, health care, science and technology, humanities and social sciences, as well as human services.

CCP enrolls more than 38, 000 students every year and is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Philadelphia. It offers dual admissions programs and transfer agreements for transfer to a four year college or university.

Some of the notable alumni of CCP are Ronald "Flip" Murray, NBA player; Chaka Fattah, United States Congressman from Philadelphia; and Dwight Evans, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 1981.

Profile of Community College of Philadelphia

The campus of Community College of Philadelphia is in Philadelphia, PA, which is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Community College of Philadelphia include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in family and social work.

Community College of Philadelphia Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Community College of Philadelphia an attractive choice for many applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Community College of Philadelphia is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 17, 334 students enrolled (9, 578 full-time equivalent). Community College of Philadelphia has a large minority student population.

Community College of Philadelphia Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts531liberal arts and sciences, general studies, speech and rhetoric, sign language translation
Family and Social Work272human services, child care provider, social work courses
Business and Management257business, accounting technology, business management, finance, sales and marketing, fashion merchandising
Nursing and Emergency Medicine131registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement123corrections and criminal justice, fire protection tech
Medical Support and Technology85respiratory care tech, radiographer, dental hygienist, medical lab tech, medical assistant
Education and Teaching77education, secondary teaching
Therapy and Counselling60substance abuse Counselling
Law51legal assistant
Science46physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering36computer and info science, computer support, computer applications programming, system administration, webmastering, computer and info science courses, computer programming
Engineering Technician17architectural engineering tech, construction engineering tech, CAD and design, computer systems tech, electronics tech
Hospitality14hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Art Studies12art studies
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Cooking and Culinary Arts8restaurant and catering management, chef training
Mechanics and Repair7automobile mechanics
Medical administration6medical records tech
Music5music performance, music
Photography and Commercial Art4photography

Contact: Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia

1700 Spring Garden St

Philadelphia, PA 19130-3991

General Phone: (215) 751-8000


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