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 Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-3991

General information:(215)751-8000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:19,751( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,140 $4,320 $4,620 -6%
Out-of-state $11,460 $12,000 $12,900 -7%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,100 $1,150 -4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,910 $6,095 $6,275 -3%
Other $2,395 $2,465 $2,535 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,800 $1,875 $1,940 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,240 $5,420 $5,770 0%
Off Campus $13,545 $13,980 $14,580 -7%
Off Campus with Family $7,040 $7,295 $7,710 0%
On Campus $12,560 $13,100 $14,050 -7%
Off Campus $20,865 $21,660 $22,860 -5%
Off Campus with Family $14,360 $14,975 $15,990 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,280
In-state fees $480
Out-of-state tuition $12,420
Out-of-state fees $480
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,411 84% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,175 70% $6,240,017 $5,311
Federal grants 1,149 69% $5,887,756 $5,124
Pell grants 1,149 69% $5,775,499 $5,027
Other federal grants 163 10% $112,257 $689
State/local government grant or scholarships 442 26% $345,180 $781
Institutional grants or scholarships 9 1% $7,081 $787
Student loan aid 762 45% $3,001,783 $3,939
Federal student loans 762 45% $3,001,783 $3,939
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 11,746 60% $55,839,709 $4,754
Pell grants 11,101 57% $51,488,903 $4,638
Federal student loans 7,929 41% $34,994,722 $4,414


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,012 $5,717 $5,165
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,941 $5,372 $4,757
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,452 $6,896 $6,187
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,321 $9,454 $9,029
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,903 $10,563 $10,272
$110,001 and more $9,903 $10,573 $10,364

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 19,751
Undergraduate enrollment 19,751
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 470
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 30 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


All Track Combined 146
Baseball 9-
Basketball 169
Soccer 26-
Tennis 4-
Volleyball -8


Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1968 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

12/07/1975 - 07/01/2005Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/06/1976 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

11/01/1975 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1970 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 130
Aggravated assault 200
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 020
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate17.4%
Number in default652
Number in repayment3,727

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00324900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Women's Studies2--
Category total2--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping17--
Banking and Financial Support Services6--
Business Administration and Management, General613-
Business/Commerce, General168--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--1
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management13--
Real Estate2--
Restaurant/Food Services Management0--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General81-
Category total220141
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Recording Arts Technology/Technician10--
Category total10--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General54--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance6--
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician-8-
Information Technology4--
Network and System Administration/Administrator0--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster0--
Category total648-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager8--
Category total8--
Education Colleges
Education, General53--
Secondary Education and Teaching14--
Category total67--
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General28--
Category total28--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician7--
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician20-
Category total90-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-18-
Rhetoric and Composition17--
Category total1718-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant52--
Family and Community Services-45-
Category total5245-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation7--
Category total7--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician14--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist26--
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician0--
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other--20
Health/Health Care Administration/Management9--
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist--7
Medical/Clinical Assistant3--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer17--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse111--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist23--
Category total203-27
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other7134-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician70-
Category total7834-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal55--
Category total55--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies12--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies666--
Category total678--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1--
Category total1--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician7-1
Category total7-1
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies8--
Category total8--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training6--
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager1--
Category total7--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences49--
Category total49--
Precision Production Colleges
Precision Production, Other--6
Category total--6
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General5877-
Social Work, Other-59
Category total58829
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Chemical Technology/Technician0--
Category total0--
Social Sciences Colleges
Geography, Other0--
Category total0--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General10--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General14--
Music Performance, General7--
Music, General4--
Category total39-1
Grand total166720145