Monday, August 31, 2015

Why Peirce College is the City of Philadelphia’s College of Choice

For 150 years, Peirce College has been partnering with Philadelphia businesses to equip their workforces and help them evolve to meet changing needs.   With over thirty-five corporate partnerships in the Philadelphia area, Peirce has partnered  with organizations across industries, including healthcare, banking, and education.   In August,  we’ve been celebrating Peirce’s commitment to Philadelphia, including our largest corporate partner: the City of Philadelphia.

When Mayor Nutter announced his plan to double the percentage of Philadelphians with bachelor degrees over the next decade, Peirce College was the first area institution to partner with his administration.  In addition to providing a 25% tuition discount to City of Philadelphia employees,
Peirce also extends this discount and opportunity to their spouses and children.  Today, Peirce is proud to have one hundred and fifty five City of Philadelphia employees enrolled in both graduate and undergraduate programs at the College.   In fact, as we have recognized this month, City of Philadelphia employees are some of Peirce’s greatest success stories.

Peirce also offers our annual Mayor’s City of Philadelphia Scholarship, which awards two recipients with full tuition and fees for up to ten classes per academic year. Eligible applicants are either City of Philadelphia employees or residents.

As we move forward into the next 150 years, Peirce College is prepared to support Philadelphia as we continue grow one of the most skilled workforces and robust economies in the nation.