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Earn Up to 22 credits for Free!

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  • Try before you buy - take your first course for free via Fast Track.
  • Earn up to 22 credits at no cost - a savings of more than $13,000
  • Earn a stackable Google or Meta Career Certificate at no cost
  • Earn an undergraduate certificate for $350 per credit
  • Online programs that work around your schedule
  • Generous transfer credit policy that maximizes your transfer credits
  • Credit awarded for professional and military training, industry-recognized credentials and certifications, CLEP® exams and other credit-by-exam programs
  • Personalized career counseling and professional development services

Take Your First Course for Free & Earn Up to 22 credits at No Cost

For a limited time, you can enroll at Peirce for no cost. We are waiving the cost of PRC 101, our orientation course that is required for most undergraduate students and helps you explore career opportunities. It also makes you eligible to earn a Google Career Certificate, the Meta Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate and take additional courses through our partnership with Coursera - at no cost. This makes you eligible to earn up to 22 credits without spending a dime, which can save you more than $13,000 in tuition and even more in books. To get started, apply today via Fast Track

Earn a Stackable Google or Meta Career Certificate - for free

Peirce students can earn one of four Google Career Certificates that have been aligned with undergraduate programs - at no cost. These certificates have been evaluated for credit so you will complete an employer-recognized certificate and transfer credit that applies to your degree program at Peirce. Choose from the following: 

  • Google Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Professional Certificate (up to 9 credits)
  • Google IT Support Professional Certificate (up to 12 transfer credits)
  • Google Project Management Professional Certificate (up to 9 transfer credits)
  • Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate (up to 12 transfer credits)
  • Google UX Design Professional Certificate (up to 9 transfer credits)
  • Google IT Automation w/ Python Professional Certificate (up to 6 credits)
  • Meta Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate (3 credits)
  • IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate (up to 9 credits)

Students who interested in earning a professional certificate and additional course via Coursera that can earn up to 21 credits at no cost can apply using Fast Track or our Undergraduate Application.

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 $1.2 million more than those with only a high school degree, and $1 million more than those with some college but no degree.

Source: Education pays, 2023, Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2024

Here for you – wherever you are.

Our admissions team, academic advisors and career counselors will help you prepare for success as a new student and to achieve your goals.

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. We have a generous credit transfer policy and specialize in helping adults come back to college. In addition:

  • 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 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.
  • We can also help you prepare to earn industry-recognized credentials that validate in-demand skills, and apply those credentials as credit toward your degree.  

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 much does it cost to earn an Undergraduate 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, Study.com, Sophia.org, 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 elective credits, and the BS in Organizational Leadership, which has 39 open elective credits.  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. All courses and programs are offered entirely online and many feature synchronous learning that connects students and professors in a live setting. They are led by faculty who specialize in serving adults and other nontraditional learners. As we manage through COVID-19, Peirce may once again offer courses that enable students to study both online and on-campus. 

What programs does Peirce offer?

Peirce College offers a wide variety of career-focused 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.


  • BS in Accounting (ACBSP accredited)
  • BS in Business Administration (ACBSP accredited)
    • Concentration: Management
  • BS in Human Resource Management
  • BS in Organizational Leadership*
  • AS in Business Administration (ACBSP accredited)
  • AS in Leadership Development
  • AS in Office Management and Supervision
  • Certificate in CannaBusiness
  • Certificates in Client Service and Quality Service Management
  • Certificate in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)
  • Certificate in Financial Operations
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Project Management Administration
  • Certificate in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Healthcare and Human Services

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

Information Technology

  • BS in Information Technology
    • Concentration: Networking, Administration and Information Security
    • Concentration: Programming Application Development
  • BS in Technology Management*
  • AS in Information Technology
  • Certificate in Cloud Computing
  • Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • Certificate in IT Support

Legal Studies

  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Paralegal Studies (ABA approved)
  • AS in Criminal Justice
  • AS 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)
  • AA in General Studies

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Business Administration
  • MS in Healthcare Administration
  • MS in Higher Education Leadership
  • MS in Organizational Leadership and Management
    • Concentration in Nonprofit Leadership
    • Concentration in Operations Management
  • MS in Professional Studies 
  • Graduate certificates in Higher Education Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, Operations Management, and Public Health 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.