Learn about Peirce and our degrees for working adults

About Peirce

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

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 understand 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. Peirce strives to provide affordable college degrees for working adults. 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 into your schedule. That’s why we give you the convenience and flexibility to study on our Philadelphia, PA campus or online. You can even mix and match online and on-campus 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. As a Peirce student, 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 or have any questions about our degrees for working adults, 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 150 years. Located in Center City of historic Philadelphia, PA Peirce College has long been home to day, evening, and weekend students.

Mission & Vision

Peirce College strives to be recognized as the higher education leader in personalized, career-based, adult education. This goal is reflected in our mission and vision statements and nine core values.

Accreditation & Authorizations

Peirce College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, 267-284-5000). That means our graduates leave Peirce with experiences and degrees that truly mean something and will help them start or advance careers in their field of study.

Leadership at Peirce

Our Executive Leadership Team is committed to promoting a collaborative approach to sharing information and making decisions.

Corporate Partners

Peirce College provides exceptional education packages to our Corporate Partners. These packages include benefits for the employer and employees, as well as their spouses and dependents. Is your employer a Corporate Partner at Peirce? Take advantage of the opportunities available to you!

News and Media

Catch up on all of the latest Peirce College news by reading our press releases about new partnerships, new programs, new leadership members and more.