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Your Success Starts at Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia provides a solid foundation for the most sought-after careers in the Philadelphia region and across the country, including health care, science, communications, business, law, and education. Affordable tuition and opportunities for financial aid make it easy for you to pursue your goals.

Located near the heart of Philadelphia, the College offers convenient access to the city’s rich array of cultural, social, and historic activities. With a wide range of support services, campus life activities, and intercollegiate athletics, the College provides an excellent, well-rounded college experience.

Earn Your Degree for Free – Yes, FREE

If you plan to earn your bachelor’s degree, save money by completing an associate degree at Community College of Philadelphia. Students can earn their degree and fulfill their prerequisite courses at only a quarter of the cost of local four-year schools. The accomplished and dedicated faculty are not only active in their fields, but many also teach at other colleges in Philadelphia.

Eligible students can attend the College debt-free by taking advantage of the Octavius Catto Scholarship. Catto Scholars receive last-dollar funding that fully covers the cost of tuition and fees. Free really means free.

Catto Scholars also receive additional funding to cover the cost of books, transportation, and meals. Scholars are connected directly to wrap-around support services including one-on-one academic and career coaching, access to specialized workshops, and on-campus resources such as housing assistance and emergency grants.

A Seamless Path to a Bachelor’s Degree

The College’s dual admissions transfer partnerships make it easy to transfer to another college with junior standing. These partnerships also include great scholarship opportunities. The College offers dual admissions partnerships with 20 colleges and universities in the region including Temple University, Drexel University, La Salle University, Cheyney University, Rutgers University – Camden, and Saint Joseph’s University.

Beyond dual admissions partnerships, the College has transfer agreements with many other colleges and universities in the region and beyond. One exciting opportunity is the College’s partnership with Thomas Jefferson University where select students can pursue an accelerated pathway to earning a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). In addition to saving time and money during their academic journey, students will receive mentorship and guidance to ensure they successfully complete the program’s requirements.

Hands-On Learning and Internship Opportunities

Community College of Philadelphia believes that learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom. That’s why the College is committed to providing students with hands-on learning, research, and internship opportunities including:

  • The College’s brand-new Career and Advanced Technology Center provides students with hundreds of hours of hands-on experience in the automotive technology, advanced manufacturing, and health care fields to build upon critical industry-related skills that would typically take years to reach.

  • In partnership with the Wistar Institute, students are able to spend the summer participating in a biomedical technician training program conducting cell and gene therapy to help cure serious illnesses.

  • The College’s Fashion Merchandising and Marketing program provides students with hands-on experience through micro-internships and externships while participating in community partnerships and projects in various shopping zones.

Something for Everyone

Community College of Philadelphia offers something for everyone. While some of its students transfer to the top colleges and universities in the nation, others are able to find high-paying jobs upon graduation. With multiple campuses across Philadelphia, the College offers day, evening, and weekend classes (both online and in person) to meet the needs of its diverse student body.

During their time at the College, students can take advantage of its state-of-the-art facilities, participate in hands-on learning opportunities, and pursue several of its nationally recognized degree programs.

Outside of the classroom, students can participate in sports as a member of the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association), volunteer through the Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership, and learn more about study abroad and global learning opportunities.

Start Your Success Story Here

Take your first step along your path to success at Community College of Philadelphia. The College has lots of ways for you to stop by and check them out. You can attend an open house or information session: Find a schedule of upcoming dates at

Ready to Get Started?

Apply Today.

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