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1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130-3991
p. 215-751-8000
w. www.ccp.edu

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes)

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Introduction

With an enrollment of over 38,000, the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) has more students than any other institution of higher learning in the city. The school was founded in 1964 to provide affordable educational opportunities for area residents and currently offers associate degrees, which can transfer to a four-year college or university, and certificates for students who want to enter the workforce in a year or two or for students who need particular certification for an existing career.

In addition to traditional classes, the school offers online and hybrid courses in order to remain flexible for students and their needs. There is also the added flexibility of three other campuses: the Northeast Regional Center, the Northwest Regional Center, and the West Regional Center.

Academics

Three different associate degrees are available: Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Science. Students can choose to enter the workforce after graduation or apply these credits to a four-year college or university and work towards a bachelor’s degree. Many certificates are offered as well, which take about a year to earn and making it ideal for those who need to freshen up their skills or learn a new trade.

The school is very comprehensive and they have programs for just about every interest, making this a great learning institution. The school has the following departments for students to enroll in:

  • Architecture and Construction
  • Art, Design, and Media
  • Business and Technology
  • Health Care
  • Law and Public Service
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science
  • Social and Human Services
  • Technical/Trade

The school also has certificate programs in Addiction Studies, Biomedical Technician Training, Computer-Assisted Design Technology, Creative Writing, Disability Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Human Services, Justice, Leadership Studies, Management, Marketing, Social Gerontology, Women’s Studies/Gender Studies, and Youth Work.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

The school has an open admissions policy. The college is ideal for students who want to move onto a four-year institution; in fact, more than half of those who graduated move onto four-year colleges or universities.

Applicants should have at least a high school diploma. All prospective students must take a placement exam in the form of a test that helps to determine reading, writing, and math skills so be prepared for these.

There is a dual admissions program in place with nine area colleges and universities: Cabrini College, Chesnut Hill College, Cheyney University, Drexel University, Eastern University, Holy Family University, Peirce College, and Temple University. Students who join the dual admission program attend to earn an associate’s degree, while working to keep a minimum grade point average determined by the four-year institution. This program makes the transfer to the four-year institution much easier.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who need help paying their way through college. Federal Pell Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, Federal Work-Study Programs, PHEAA State Grants, and the CORE Philadelphia Scholarships are just some of the specific types of aid that students can use.

Students can begin the financial aid process by filling out a Free Application for Student Aid form, which can be done online. Financial aid advisors encourage all students to fill out this form, even ones who do not plan to use aid. The priority filing deadline is typically April 15 each year.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5733rd for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Many students join one of the dozens of clubs and organizations the college offers; these include the Design Club, Delta Psi Omega, Latin American Student Organization, National Black Law Student Association, Earth Watch Alliance Club, and Phi Theta Kappa, Rho Upsilon Chapter.

Journalism and English students can join the staff of the student newspaper, the Vanguard, or contribute to Limited Editions or New Sights/New Visions, the school literary and art magazines.

There are also student theatre productions, as well as the Annual Spring Poets and Writers Series.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

CCP has men’s sports teams in basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, track, and cross-country. The women compete in softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, track, and cross-country. The school is a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference and the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association.

The school also has an extensive intramural sports program, with leagues in racquetball, volleyball, bowling, aerobics, and other sports.

Accreditation

Accreditation is provided by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Information Summary

Ranks 162nd in Pennsylvania and 2206th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 2 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 8,865 0.58
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 324 0.02
Forcible Rape 833 0.05
Robbery 8,246 0.54
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 12,057 0.79
Larceny 40,113 2.62
Vehicle theft 7,447 0.49

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Philadelphia, PA 19130-3991
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population22,874 (22,874 urban / N/A rural)
Households11,642 (1.87 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,668
Families4,083 (2.85 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4202

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 2824th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,440 $8,880 $13,320
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $480 $480 $480
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $153 $306 $459
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $6,170 $10,610 $15,050
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,525 $19,965 $24,405
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,215 $12,655 $17,095

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,620 $4,800 $8,760 $9,120 $12,900 $13,440
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,150 $1,200
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,275 $6,465
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,535 $2,615
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,940 $1,985

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 211 872 145 113 7 504 143 2,012
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 5 5 3 1 3 18
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 3 3 3 3 3 16
Art/Art Studies, General 3 5 2 4 2 16
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 5 7 1 1 2 1 17
Banking and Financial Support Services 2 1 3
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 2 1 3 2 8
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General 46 40 9 16 1 36 18 166
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 2 1 1 4
Chemical Technology/Technician 2 1 3
Child Care Provider/Assistant 32 2 1 2 1 38
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 4 5 1 2 5 17
Computer and Information Sciences, General 4 17 5 9 9 5 49
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 5 1 6 13
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 2 61 13 2 26 6 111
Creative Writing
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 3 6 3 1 13
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 4 1 5
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 2 2 2 13 2 21
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 1 1 6
Education, General 5 6 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 12 1 1 1 10 2 30
Engineering, General 4 3 1 2 2 3 15
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 1 1
Family and Community Services 2 31 2 4 1 41
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 2 1 1 4
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 1 2 1 4
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 6 1 4 11
General Studies 3 1 3 3 10
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 5 5
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 3 21 2 3 4 33
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 9 2 1 2 14
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 2 2 1 2 4 3 14
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 1 1
Human Services, General 7 120 7 4 1 21 7 169
Information Technology 1 3 1 2 2 9
International/Global Studies 1 1 2 1 3 1 9
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 2 1 3 3 10
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 3 13 3 14 1 34
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 59 323 60 32 4 196 45 726
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 6 1 1 8
Mathematics, General 1 1 2
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 1 7 3 1 12
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 3 11 3 2 1 2 22
Medical/Clinical Assistant 3 9 2 1 1 3 19
Music Performance, General 1 1 2
Music, General 1 1
Network and System Administration/Administrator
Photography 1 1 1 3
Physical Sciences 15 11 3 6 7 7 49
Precision Production, Other
Psychology, General 1 4 2 3 10
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 2 1 2 10 1 17
Real Estate 2 2
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 3 3 1 9
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 16 27 6 6 51 5 113
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 2 10 3 8 23
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Rhetoric and Composition 10 1 11
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 5 1 2 8
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 4 5
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1 2 3
Social Work, Other 2 4 6
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 8 3 1 12
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
Women's Studies

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1852nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,058 ($65,211 male / $58,935 female)
Number of FT Faculty 407 (189 male / 218 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,050
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $20,772,228
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