Peirce College Earns Recognition as “2022-2023 PNGAS Guard–Friendly School”

Jan 19, 2023, 19:24 PM by Amanda Hill
PNGAS Guard Friendly School

PHILADELPHIA, January 19, 2023 —Peirce College has been named a “PNGAS Guard–Friendly School” by the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS).

Peirce, which was founded to serve returning Civil War veterans in 1865, boasts a long history of serving active-duty military and veteran students. This latest recognition provides valuable acknowledgement of the College’s continued efforts over the past 158 years, and signals to military students and their families that Peirce is the right choice.

“Peirce College is proud to be recognized as a PNGAS Guard-Friendly School,” said Brad Hodge, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Students Services at Peirce. “The soldiers of the Pennsylvania National Guard invest so much of their time and effort in supporting and protecting the people of Pennsylvania. We are proud to offer PA National Guard members, veterans, and their families a path to a rewarding career through a flexible learning schedule that honors their prior learning achievements and enables active Guard members to continue serving the Commonwealth during their training and service.”

Developed by the PNGAS Education Advisory Council, the “PNGAS Guard–Friendly School” program was designed to recognize high schools, colleges, universities, and trade schools that meet or exceed a set of standards for creating a supportive learning environment that is friendly to recruiting and assists members of the Pennsylvania Guard in pursuing post-secondary degrees and military service. These criteria include providing flexible scheduling options for National Guard members whose class availability may be disrupted due to the scheduling requirements of their Guard service, providing credit for prior learning via military training and experience in accordance with American Council on Education (ACE) college credit recommendations, and offering training for school faculty and/or staff on how to support the specific needs of military and veteran students, and permits recruiting by the Pennsylvania National Guard.

About Peirce College: 

Established in 1865, Peirce College is Pennsylvania’s only college dedicated exclusively to serving adult learners. Based in Philadelphia, the private, nonprofit college is a pioneer in online education and a regional leader in the assessment of prior learning. Today, Peirce continues its tradition of serving the unique needs of working adults through career-focused, accelerated, online programs that provide students with academic excellence, affordability and personalized support. Peirce offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Learn more at

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