Friday, November 2, 2012

Philadelphia Business Journal names Peirce College a top 25 college in Philadelphia

We're regular readers of the Philadelphia Business Journal, a major publication here in Philadelphia, and one of the features we look forward to most is its annual ranking of the top 25 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Business Journal creates its list based on total student enrollment for the academic year.

The editors recently released their 2012 list, and when we opened the paper to see who was on it, we were excited to spot Peirce College! This is the second year the Philadelphia Business Journal has included us in its ranking.

Being a part of the list is evidence of students' continued interest in our programs. This achievement wouldn't be possible without our faculty and staff, who help ensure our programs are high-quality, career-oriented, and academically rigorous. So a big thank you is due to our faculty and staff for their continued service to the College, and to our students, for choosing us as a partner in their education.

To make sure we continue serving the Philadelphia region to the best of our ability, we're always on the lookout to expand our degree offerings with high-quality, career-oriented programs that meet the needs of working adults. Our latest effort in this initiative is the launch of graduate level education at Peirce. Classes for our Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership & Management will begin in fall 2013. We're also planning to offer more programs at the bachelor's and associate degree levels in the coming months, and we'll be sharing news of these programs on our blog.

Another way we're continuing to improve the quality of our programs is through accreditation. Peirce's Business program was reaccredited in May by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) at both the associate and baccalaureate levels. The Peirce Accounting program was also accredited by ACBSP, one of only seven programs in the country!

Thanks to the Philadelphia Business Journal for recognizing our efforts! You can see the full list on page 20 of the publication's online edition.