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About Peirce

Since 1865, Peirce College has been helping working adults reach their career goals through higher education.

Why Choose Peirce College?

When You Choose
Peirce College

you’ll get a low, private school tuition rate; plus over 70% of our students receive generous financial aid packages, including grants and scholarships. We get that everyone’s situation is unique and many factors can affect your decision to pursue a degree - we want to make sure cost isn’t one of them. Have questions about financing your education? Contact the Student Financial Services Office.

Why Peirce?

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You're Busy,

and you may not think classes will fit in your schedule. That’s why we give you the convenience and flexibility to study on campus or online. You can even mix and match your courses, whatever works best for you. Courses at Peirce give you the flexibility you need to earn your degree on a busy schedule. Let’s plan how we’ll help you earn your degree.

Your Success

is our biggest priority. You’ll have access to our student support services, and our dedicated staff will guide you every step of the way - from applying and financial aid, to planning your academic schedule, registering for classes, and planning for graduation. You can be sure that with Peirce, you’ll receive the close, personal attention you need to achieve your goals. If you are interested in enrolling at Peirce College, contact an Admissions Representative via email or at 1.888.467.3472, ext. 9000.

Our History

Peirce has been providing educational opportunities for working adults for over 148 years. Located in historic Center City, Philadelphia, Peirce College has long been home to day, evening, and weekend students.

Mission & Vision

Peirce is dedicated to making higher education accessible and attainable. Find out just how committed we are to serving you.


We have the accreditation and approval of several agencies, and we’ve done our homework in support of our students.

Leadership at Peirce

Our administration is committed to promoting a collaborative approach to sharing information and making decisions.

Corporate Partners

To continue our mission of transforming lives, Peirce partners with those who understand the benefits of an education.

News & Media

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