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Community College of Philadelphia

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Type  Community College
President  Donald Generals
Administrative staff  457
Total enrollment  19,503 (2010)
Graduation rate  9.8% (2014)
Established  September 23, 1965
Academic staff  1,050
Phone  +1 215-751-8000
Mascot  Colonial Phil
Average salary after attending undergrad  30,900 USD (2013)
Community College of Philadelphia
Motto  "The Path to Possibilities."
Address  1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
Undergraduate tuition and fees  Local tuition: 4,920 USD (2015), Domestic tuition: 13,800 USD (2015)
Notable alumni  Deesha Dyer, Chaka Fattah, Dwight E Evans, Ronald Murray, Melody Gardot
Similar  Temple University, Delaware County Communi, Montgomery County Communi, Bucks County Communi, La Salle University

Community college of philadelphia overview for fall

Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission institution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, that grants associate degrees, academic certificates, and proficiency certificates. Programs of study include architecture and construction; art, design and media, business and technology; health care; law and public service; liberal arts; science; social and human services; automotive technology and culinary arts. The college offers traditional, evening, weekend and online courses.


Students at the college can pursue a bachelor's degree upon graduation, and some programs prepare students to enter the workforce. Dual admissions partnerships and transfer agreements with four-year schools make it easy for students to further their education. Student support services include free tutoring, counseling, transfer assistance, the Center for Male Engagement, a Career Services Center, and a Veteran's Resource Center. Adult Basic Education classes can provide Philadelphia residents with valuable, lifelong skills.

The college's Corporate Solutions unit offers workforce training initiatives for individuals looking to advance their career skills or prepare for new career.

Student life programs are offered, with a variety of clubs, organizations, and athletic activities to choose from. The college also offers study abroad programs.


  • Main Campus - 1700 Spring Garden Street in the Fairmount neighborhood of the Center City area
  • There are three locations throughout the city to help make a college education more accessible:

  • Northeast Regional Center - 12901 Townsend Road in the Parkwood neighborhood of Far Northeast Philadelphia
  • Northwest Regional Center - 1300 West Godfrey Avenue in the Fern Rock neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
  • West Regional Center - 4725 Chestnut Street in the Walnut Hill neighborhood of West Philadelphia
  • History

    The college opened on September 23, 1965, in the Snellenberg's Building at 34 South 11th Street. The Mint Building on the main campus, which opened for classes in 1973, served as the Third Philadelphia Mint from 1901 to 1969.


    Community College of Philadelphia Wikipedia