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Invest in Yourself At the College That’s Built Around You

Peirce College is dedicated to serving the unique needs of adults, like you, who have demonstrated academic success as a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Peirce can help you maximize your transfer credits and earn a bachelor’s degree as efficiently and affordably as possible. Contact us to today to learn how you can:

  • Finish your bachelor’s for as low as $11,000
  • Apply for a PTK Scholarship and other scholarships
  • Apply up to 102 transfer credits toward your bachelor’s
  • Get a preliminary review of your transfer credits
  • Earn credit for what you have learned in your career and your life
  • Take accelerated courses online, on campus, or both

At Peirce, you will work with dedicated academic, financial aid and career counselors who are ready to help you advance your career and transform your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many transfer credits can I apply to a bachelor's degree at Peirce?

The amount of transfer credits you can apply to a bachelor’s degree program at Peirce depends on the program you select.

Our degree completion programs can accommodate up to 102 transfer credits. The most flexible of these programs are the BA in Liberal Studies, which has 60 open electives, and the BS in Organizational Leadership, which has 39 open electives. Our other degree completion programs are the BS in Human Services Leadership and BS in Technology Management, which are flexible but more prescriptive than the Liberal Studies and Organizational Leadership programs.

All other bachelor's degree programs at Peirce can accommodate up to 90 transfer credits, including our baccalaureate programs in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, human resource management, health information administration, healthcare administration, information technology and paralegal studies.

Can I really finish my bachelor's degree for as low as $11,000 at Peirce?

Yes! Peirce has recently created degree completion pathways that enable students to finish a bachelor's degree for as low as $11,000 and reduce or potentially avoid incurring student debt.

These pathways are the result of collaborations the College has formed over the past year aimed at increasing access and affordability for adults. The pathways Peirce has created leverage transfer credits, prior learning assessment, professional and military training, low-cost and no-cost alternative credit options and a new flat tuition pilot program.

To finish your bachelor’s for $11,000, you will need 102 transfer credits that apply to the BA in Liberal Studies, the BS in Organizational Leadership or BS in Technology Management. You will earn the remaining credits for a flat tuition of $11,000.

Most students do not possess 102 transfer credits, so we have created additional pathways for the BA in Liberal Studies, the BS in Organizational Leadership and BS in Technology Management, based on a variety of common transfer credit scenarios:

  • Students with 90 transfer credits that apply to the degree can finish a bachelor’s for $12,000
  • Students with 60 transfer credits that apply to the degree can finish a bachelor’s for $14,000
  • Students with 45 transfer credits that apply to the degree can finish a bachelor’s for $15,000

We also have created affordable pathways for students interested in our other bachelor’s degree programs that can accommodate up to 90 transfer credits, including our baccalaureate programs in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, human resource management, health information administration, healthcare administration, information technology and paralegal studies.

These pathways enable students to finish the degree for between $20,000 - $22,000, depending on how many transfer credits can apply to the degree.

Does Peirce College offer scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa members?

Yes! Peirce has established a scholarship exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members. Eligible applicants can earn up to $3,000 toward tuition. In addition, Peirce has additional scholarships that Phi Theta Kappa members can apply for.

What programs does Peirce offer?

Peirce College offers a wide variety of career-focused bachelor’s degree programs that are each designed to work around the unique needs of adults and help maximize transfer credits, including associate degrees earned at regionally accredited two-year institutions, credit-by-exam, professional and military training and select professional certifications.

Business

  • BS in Accounting (ACBSP accredited)
  • BS in Business Administration (ACBSP accredited)
  • BS in Human Resource Management
  • BS in Organizational Leadership*
  • Certificates in Customer Service and Customer Service Management
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management

Healthcare and Human Services

  • BS in Health Information Administration (CAHIIM accredited)
  • BS in Healthcare Administration
  • BS in Human Services Leadership*
  • Certificate in Medical Coding (CAHIIM accredited)

Information Technology

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

Legal Studies

  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Paralegal Studies (ABA approved)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies (ABA approved)

Liberal Studies

  • BA in Liberal Studies* (most of our certificates can be implemented into this program)

Graduate Programs

  • MS in Organizational Leadership and Management
  • MS in Healthcare Administration.
  • Bachelor-to-Juris Doctor program with Rutgers Law School

*degree completion program that accommodates up to 102 transfer credits; all other bachelor degree programs accommodate up to 90 transfer credits.

How can I earn credit for what I already know?

You can earn credit at Peirce College for college-level knowledge you already possess through the following methods:

  • Credit-by-exam
  • Portfolio assessment
  • Credentials, training and other programs that have been evaluated for college credit

Credit-by-exam programs, such as the CLEP®, the College-level Exam Program, and Peirce College exams, allow students to test out of a degree requirement. These exams provide significant savings in time and money for adults who know the material because they are a fraction of the cost of course tuition and typically take less time to complete.

With portfolio assessment, students develop a portfolio containing evidence that they possess college-level knowledge that is equivalent to what they would have learned in a specific course that is required in their degree program. Like credit-by-exam, portfolio assessment typically costs much less than course tuition and can save adults who know the material time and money.

Students can also earn credit for professional licenses and certifications, professional and military training and other programs that have been evaluated for credit by Peirce College or the American Council on Education and fit a specific degree program requirement. There are no additional costs to earning this credit for students, who have completed the training or possess the credentials, which comes over as transfer credit.