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Study at Peirce College

Peirce College was originally established as the Union Business College in the year 1865 by Thomas May Peirce. It was named Peirce College of Business, and then Peirce School of Business Administration in 1917. In 1964, the institute was renamed Peirce Junior College. It finally became the Peirce College in 1997. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Peirce College's recent Enrolments have been more than 1, 500 students every year.

Students of Pierce College are offered associate's, and bachelor's degrees, as well as certificate programs to choose from. One can opt for courses in information technology, business administration, or paralegal studies.

A number of student clubs and organizations are sponsored by Pierce College including the Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, Paralegal Student Association, and Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.

Profile of Peirce College

The campus of Peirce College is in Philadelphia, PA, which is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Peirce College include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in law, business and management, and computer science and engineering.

Peirce College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Peirce College an attractive choice for many applicants.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 2, 181 students enrolled (1, 395 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Peirce College are 40 years old or older.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Founded in 1865, Peirce is a private, four-year, specialized institution providing practical, leading-edge curricula to primarily working adult learners. "

Peirce College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management294business management, accounting technology, MIS, marketing, human resources, entrepreneurship
Law104legal assistant, pre-law
Computer Science and Engineering101information science, system administration, data processing tech, computer security, computer product certification, computer applications programming

Contact: Peirce College

Peirce College

1420 Pine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102-4699

General Phone: (888) 467-3472


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