Peirce College and PHIMA Partnership

Peirce College is thrilled to serve as a corporate partner of the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA). Through our partnership, Peirce is committed to PHIMA members and their families reach their educational goals. With our flexible, high-quality educational programs, built specifically for adults, we'll help you build your future, together.

Benefits for PHIMA Members and their Families
  • Tuition discounts for undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Deferred billing on tuition to maximize Adams and Associates' tuition reimbursement benefit
  • Personalized admissions, advising and financial aid counseling
  • Personalized career and professional development counseling
  • Customized educational and training programs based on the needs of Bancroft
What You Can Expect as a Student
  • The ability to maximize your transfer credits and earn credit for what you already know
  • To receive personalized service - from inquiry to graduation
  • The ability to complete your degree 100% online or through a combination of online and classroom-based courses
  • To be part of an engaged and interactive community of adult learners
  • To work with faculty who specialize in serving working adults
Degree Programs and Certificates Offered

Health and Human Services

  • AS in Health Information Technology
  • BS in Health Information Administration
  • BS in Healthcare Administration
  • BS in Human Services Leadership
  • Certificate in Medical Coding
  • Certificate in Medical Billing
  • MS in Healthcare Administration

Learn more about our health and human service programs.


  • AS in Business Administration
  • AS in Leadership Development
  • BS in Accounting
  • BS in Business Administration
  • BS in Human Resource Management
  • BS in Organizational Leadership
  • Certificates in Customer Service and Customer Service Management
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • MS in Organizational Leadership and Management

Learn more about our business programs.

Information Technology

  • AS in Information Technology
  • BS in Information Technology
  • BS in Technology Management
  • Certificate in Cybersecurity

Learn more about our information technology programs.

Legal Studies

  • AS in Criminal Justice
  • AS in Paralegal Studies
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Paralegal Studies
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor’s-to-Juris Doctor (partnership with Rutgers Law School)

Learn more about our legal studies programs.

Liberal/General Studies

  • AA in General Studies
  • BA in Liberal Studies

Learn more about our Liberal Studies program.

Transferring Your Credits
  • You can apply up to 102 transfer credits to our bachelor’s programs in Liberal Studies, Organizational Leadership, Technology Management and Human Service Leadership
  • You can apply up to 90 credits to our bachelor’s programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Information Administration, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology and Paralegal Studies
  • Transfer credits can include courses completed at other accredited colleges and universities as well as professional and military training, credit-by-exam programs, such as CLEP® and DSST® exams, online courses from, and, and select professional certifications.
  • Contact Admissions for a free, preliminary review of your transfer credits.

Learn more about submitting your transfer credit.  

Taking Online Courses as a Busy Adult

Working adults have unique needs.They are not 18-year-olds who have just been around longer.

You take care of your family, go to work every day and have many other responsibilities that you cannot put on hold in order to finish your degree. But you can be successful as an adult learner.

The key is finding an institution that serves you in ways that fit your life, not the other way around.

Contact Admissions to learn more about taking online courses as a busy adult.

Earning Credit for What You Already Know

Students can earn credits for what they already know at Peirce College through a process called Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).  At Peirce, we use the following methods of prior learning assessment that enable students to save time and money by earning credit for college-level knowledge they have acquired outside of a traditional college classroom:

  • Credit-by-exam, including CLEP and DSST exams
  • Professional and military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service
  • Select professional certifications, including IT and Health Information Technology certifications
  • Portfolio assessment

Contact Admissions to learn more about saving time and money via prior learning assessment.

Getting Started
  1. Apply
  2. Submit official transcripts for all potential sources of your transfer credit, including college courses you have already completed, military or professional training you have completed, including professional licenses and certifications, and credit-by-exam programs you have passed.  Learn more about submitting your transfer credit.
  3. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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