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Community College of Philadelphia Overview

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Community College of Philadelphia is a public institution. Philadelphia is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Community College of Philadelphia Known For?

2,101 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Community College of Philadelphia.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 42% of the faculty were full-time.

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Community College of Philadelphia Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Community College of Philadelphia has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#125 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#132 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Community College of Philadelphia.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best General Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular International Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Health Sciences & Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Community College of Philadelphia?

Location of Community College of Philadelphia

Contact details for Community College of Philadelphia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3991
Phone: 215-751-8000
Website: www.ccp.edu

How Do I Get Into Community College of Philadelphia?

You can apply to Community College of Philadelphia online at: https://ccp.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/Account/Login

As long as you submit the requested materials to Community College of Philadelphia when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Community College of Philadelphia?

39% Take Out Loans
18.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Community College of Philadelphia, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $4,215 a year. That adds up to $16,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Community College of Philadelphia is 18.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Community College of Philadelphia Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,760 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,996 undergraduate students at Community College of Philadelphia, with 4,760 being full-time and 11,236 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Community College of Philadelphia

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,760 full-time undergraduates at Community College of Philadelphia, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Community College of Philadelphia

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Community College of Philadelphia students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Community College of Philadelphia Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 570
Black or African American 1,722
Hispanic or Latino 813
White 1,008
International Students 282
Other Races/Ethnicities 365

Over 69 countries are represented at Community College of Philadelphia. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Community College of Philadelphia

1,882 Took All Classes Online
5,273 Took At Least One Class Online
10.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,273 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Community College of Philadelphia has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 15th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Community College of Philadelphia

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Community College of Philadelphia was 10.5%. This is the #1,300 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Community College of Philadelphia regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Community College of Philadelphia majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 17%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Education 10%
English Language & Literature 28%
General English Literature 30%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Community College of Philadelphia ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Community College of Philadelphia.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Psychology #83
Psychology #116
Accounting #124
Criminal Justice & Corrections #199
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #225
Liberal Arts General Studies #225
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #227

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Community College of Philadelphia Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 353 0 353
General Business/Commerce 0 226 0 226
Health Sciences & Services 0 188 0 188
Human Services 26 97 26 149
Teacher Education Grade Specific 22 92 0 114
Nursing 0 97 0 97
Computer Information Systems 0 93 0 93
General Psychology 0 85 0 85
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 78 1 79
Communication & Media Studies 0 62 0 62
Legal Support Services 31 21 0 52
Culinary Arts 25 14 0 39
Health & Medical Administrative Services 18 20 0 38
Allied Health Professions 0 36 0 36
Information Technology 20 11 0 31
Accounting 13 16 0 29
General Biology 0 27 0 27
General English Literature 0 27 0 27
Fine & Studio Arts 0 26 0 26
Audiovisual Communications 6 19 0 25
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 25 0 0 25
Dental Support Services 0 25 0 25
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 24 0 24
Human Development & Family Studies 0 2 19 21
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 12 9 0 21
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 18 0 18
Drama & Theater Arts 7 10 0 17
Writing Studies 0 1 15 16
Music 11 5 0 16
Building Management & Inspection 0 15 0 15
Computer Programming 13 0 0 13
General Engineering Technology 0 13 0 13
International Studies 0 11 0 11
Hospitality Management 0 10 0 10
Data Processing 8 0 0 8
General Engineering 0 8 0 8
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 8 0 0 8
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 8 0 0 8
American Sign Language 0 7 0 7
Chemistry 0 5 0 5
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 4 0 4
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 3 1 0 4
Mental & Social Health Services 4 0 0 4
Mathematics 0 4 0 4
General Physical Sciences 0 4 0 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4 0 0 4
Computer Software & Applications 3 0 0 3
General Education 0 2 0 2
Religious Studies 0 2 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 1 0 1
Other Precision Production 1 0 0 1
Fire Protection 0 1 0 1
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 1 0 0 1
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 270 1,770 61 2,101

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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