The Community College of Philadelphia

1700 Spring Garden St Philadelphia, PA 19130
Contact Name: 
David Watters
Contact Phone Number: 
(215) 751-8000
Contact Email Address: 
[email protected]

Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through their doors seeking associate's degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of their degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region. Over 90 percent of  theirgraduates remain in the area and seek employment, strengthening the local economy and workforce. Local businesses look to them to provide workplace training to keep their workers skilled and their companies competitive.

They offer over 70 degree and certificate programs in art, science, business, technology and liberal arts. Many of  their students have hectic schedules, and they know how to accommodate every type of learner. Classes are held during the day, in the evening and on Saturdays at the Main Campus, their three Regional Centers and at neighborhood sites throughout the City. Distance education classes are also available.

Their students are diverse in many aspects and represent dozens of different cultural backgrounds, including local students and their international students that come from 65 countries. Their students are of all different ages and have different educational objectives. In conjunction with their mission, they encourage the appreciation of all cultural backgrounds and are proud of their diverse student population.