Arthur J. Lendo, Ph.D., was named president in July, 1991. We reaffirmed our historical mission of providing practical, leading edge education. We also added many strategic partnerships with employers in the region. Enrollment has since reached all-time records in many of our programs.
When we saw a need for corporations and government agencies to guarantee a quality workforce, we started the Corporate College in 1994. The entire Business Administration Degree was delivered to students at their respective places of employment. Corporate College students study at an accelerated schedule, using customized case study examples. Between 1991 and 1995, enrollment grew by 50%.
In 1997, we began offering Bachelor of Science degrees for programs in Business, Healthcare, Information Technology, Court Reporting, and Paralegal Studies. That same year, we became the only bachelor's degree program in Paralegal Studies in Philadelphia to be approved by the American Bar Association.
At the turn of the 21st century, we created Peirce Online, enabling students to access quality Peirce courses through the internet. We were one of the first schools to offer online degrees, and we're still making them available today to students in the Greater Philadelphia Region and beyond. Our students value the ability to get the exact same experience online as they would here on our Center City campus, so that's exactly what we give them.
In 2013, Peirce College launched its first master’s degree program, marking the latest milestone in the rich history of one of America’s oldest colleges.
Today, Peirce College continues in the tradition of excellence and our mission of helping working adults advance their careers through flexible courses offered on campus or online.