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  • Online programs that work around your schedule
  • Generous transfer credit policy that maximizes your transfer credits
  • Credit awarded for what you already know, including professional and military training and certifications, CLEP® exams and other credit-by-exam programs
  • Scholarships and tuition discounts available
  • Personalized career counseling and professional development services

Learn more. Earn more.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, lifetime earnings are higher and unemployment is lower for workers who have a college degree.

Over the course of a 40-year career, those who possess a Bachelor’s degree typically earn more than $1 million more than those with only a high school degree, and more than $850,000 more than those with some college but no degree.

Source: Learn more, earn more: Education leads to higher wages, lower unemployment,"Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2020

Here for you – wherever you are.

When you apply to Peirce, we will help you order your transcripts and complete a free, official credit evaluation for you that determines how your transfer credits will apply to your degree.

Next, our admissions team, academic advisors and career counselors will help you prepare for success as a new student. We have a generous credit transfer policy and specialize in helping adults come back to college. We will guide you through the financial aid process, including how to apply for scholarships, and see if you qualify for a corporate tuition discount. We will also show you how to lower your costs through prior learning assessment, including professional and military training and credit-by-exams, and alternate credit providers, like Study.com, Onlinedegree.com, StraighterLine.com and Sophia.org.

Peirce College Accreditations and Approvals

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Here is what you need to know:

  • You will need at least 45 transfer credits that apply to the BA in Liberal Studies, the BS in Organizational Leadership or the BS in Technology Management programs at Peirce College.  If you do not have 45 transfer credits, contact us to learn how you can still enroll in the program.
  • You need to enroll in the BA in Liberal Studies, BS in Organizational Leadership or BS in Technology Management at Peirce College.

With 45 transfer credits - finish your bachelor’s degree for $15,000

  • Complete 19 credits via Peirce courses for $11,000 (excluding books)
  • Complete 57 credits via 19 Study.com courses (estimated cost of $3,800*)

With 60 transfer credits - finish your bachelor’s degree for $14,000

  • Complete 19 credits via Peirce courses for $11,000 (excluding books)
  • Complete 42 credits via 14 Study.com courses (estimated cost of $2,800*)

With 90 transfer credits - finish your bachelor’s degree for $12,000

  • Complete 19 credits via Peirce courses for $11,000 (excluding books)
  • Complete 12 credits via four Study.com courses (estimated cost of $800*)

With 102 transfer credits - finish your bachelor’s degree for $11,000

  • Complete 19 credits via Peirce courses for $11,000 (excluding books)

*Study.com fees are based on published College Accelerator rates on the Study.com website.

The actual cost to finish your degree can actually be lower than these estimates depending on whether you can find other lower cost alternative credit providers, such as credit-by-exam.  

Our affordable degree completion pathways are the result of collaborations the College has formed with Study.com, Onlinedegree.com and other alternative credit providers to maximize transfer credits, and leverage prior learning assessment, including professional and military training and credit-by-exam programs, to lower the cost of degree completion.

Peirce has 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 - $25,000, depending on how many transfer credits can apply to the degree.

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.

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 accelerated and most are structured on a 7-week timeline. Most are delivered via our PeirceFit® model, which lets student study both online and on-campus, depending on the week. Most of our undergraduate programs can be completed entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses. They 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 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)
    • Concentration: Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management 
    • Concentration: Management
  • 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
    • Concentration: Networking, Administration and Information Security
    • Concentration: Programming Application Development
  • 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
    • Concentration in Nonprofit Leadership
    • Concentration in Operations Management
  • MS in Healthcare Administration.
  • Bachelor-to-Juris Doctor program with Rutgers Law School

Associate Degree Programs

  • AS in Business Administration (ACBSP accredited)
  • AS in Criminal Justice Studies
  • AA in General Studies
  • AS in Health Information Technology (CAHIIM accredited)
  • AS in Information Technology
  • AS in Paralegal Studies (ABA approved)

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