Peirce Lower Tuition

Save Thousands on an Undergraduate Certificate

Earn an undergraduate certificate for $350 per credit (see FAQs for certificates and tuition information). Certificates are stackable and allow you to gain new skills before completing a degree.

  • Prepares you for in-demand professional certification exams recognized by employers in a wide range of fields 
  • Personalized student support, from admissions and financial aid to academic advising and career counseling
  • Optional, live online sessions with your professors and classmates
  • Credits earned stack to career-focused undergraduate degree programs at Peirce

Earn Your Master's for $9,900!

For a limited time, new students can earn their MS in Higher Education Leadership or MS in Professional Studies for $9,900, which is 57% less than our regular graduate tuition. 

Learn How Peirce Can Help You Save Time and Money.

Peirce College is dedicated to serving the unique needs of adults who want to maximize their transfer credits and reduce the cost of finishing a bachelor’s degree. Contact us today to learn how you can:

At Peirce, you will have dedicated academic, financial aid and career counselors who are ready to help you achieve your goals and transform your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to earn a certificate?

For a limited time, total tuition for undergraduate certificates at Peirce cost between $4,550 and $8,400. See below for a list of available certificates and the total tuition for each (books and fees are not included).





*Three credits of this certificate are earned at no cost via Coursera courses.

**Cost is based on 15 credits needed to complete the Quality Service Management certificate after earning the Client Service certificate resulting in students possessing two certificates.

***Students who earn the Medical Billing certificate need just 12 additional credits to earn the Medical Coding certificate, which will significantly reduce the cost of the Medical Coding certificate and result in students possessing two certificates.

All credits earned via our undergraduate certificates apply to our undergraduate degree programs. To help students save additional money, we have created affordable degree completion pathways that leverage collaborations Peirce has formed with Coursera,,, and other alternative credit providers to maximize transfer credits. In addition, you may be able to earn credit for expertise and skills gained in your career, including professional and military training, professional certifications and credit-by-exam programs, that can reduce your costs even more.

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. 

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. 

In addition, students can apply up to 30 transfer credits to our associate degree programs and up to 12 credits to our master's degree programs.

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. 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. Common examples include:

  • Students who have completed Philadelphia Police Academy training
  • Students who have completed Philadelphia Division of Prisons training
  • Students who have completed military training
  • Students who possess select IT certifications
  • Students who possess AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA®), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®), Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) certifications
What are Peirce Courses like?

Courses at Peirce are online, accelerated and most are structured on a 7-week timeline. Each week, students have the option of attending live, virtual sessions with their professors. Courses are led by faculty who specialize in serving adults and other nontraditional learners.

What programs does Peirce offer?

Peirce College offers a wide variety of career-focused 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.


Healthcare and Human Services

Information Technology

Legal Studies

Liberal Studies

Graduate Programs

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