(2002-2003 academic year)
Approximately 43,600 students taking credit and non-credit courses
18,675 full-time equivalent students
Approximately 30,500 students enrolled in credit courses
Median age is 27 years
Majority (58%) are 25 years or older
Majority are female (63%)
Approximately 73% are minority students
American Indian 0.6%
64% are enrolled in transfer or general education programs; 17% enrolled in career programs; 19% enrolled in non-credit, continuing education coursework
Faculty and Staff
397 Full-time faculty
818 Part-time faculty
441 Administrative and support staff
Dr. Stephen M. Curtis
15-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Mayor of Philadelphia
Admission to the College is open; however, admission to specific programs may be selective.
More than 70 career and transfer programs in Business, Humanities, Allied Health, Science and Technology, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Associate degree programs and Certificate programs.
Day, evening and weekend classes for full-time and part-time
students. Credit and non-credit courses are offered at the Main Campus, three
Comprehensive academic support services and programs, services for students with disabilities and other support services available.
Associate in Arts (A.A.)
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
($95.5 operating, $7.5 capital)
Tuition and Fees
$104 per credit hour for
Approximately 66% of full-time students and 49% of all students receive some type of financial aid.
Operating costs are shared among the students, the City, and the State. This translates roughly into each group being responsible for one-third of the total cost.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Department of Education,
Specialized accrediting or approving organizations accrediting College programs:
· American Bar Association, Council on the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
· American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
· American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
· American Health Information Management Association
· Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
· Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
· National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
· National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
More than 30 city wide
The College opened for classes in 1965 in a former
department store at
In 1971, the College acquired from the federal government
the building at
With renovations of the Mint underway, the College began
holding classes there in 1973. The
College maintained both the
The Winnet Student Life/Instruction Building and Gymnasium, 17th and Buttonwood Streets, were completed and formally dedicated in September 1991.
The Center for Business and
The College is the largest institution of higher education
The College has served more than 523,598 students since it began operation.
$59,728,000 annual payroll (2002)
$2,541,000 in wage tax (2002)
$17,300,000 in expenditures (2003) for goods and services
$64,100,000 in federal and state revenues (2003)
The College receives $2.95 of federal and state revenues for every dollar of city revenue it receives.