Community College of Philadelphia

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,816
2022 Average Net Price
$9,584
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.46%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
11,636
32.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
16.2%
247 Graduates

About

Community College of Philadelphia is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Community College of Philadelphia were General Health Services (391 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (260 degrees), and General Business (222 degrees).

In 2022, 2,047 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Community College of Philadelphia. 69.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (755 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (503 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Philadelphia is $3,816, which is $−4,296 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Philadelphia is $3,816, which is $−4,296 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,584.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Community College of Philadelphia received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,816
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Community College of Philadelphia was $3,816. The cost of tuition at Community College of Philadelphia is $−4,296 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,584
2022 Value
24%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Community College of Philadelphia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,584. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Community College of Philadelphia grew by 24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,800
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Community College of Philadelphia was of $10,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Community College of Philadelphia received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 49.2% with respect to 2021, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.46%
2019 Default Rate
259
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Community College of Philadelphia was 5.46%, which represents 259 out of the 4741 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Community College of Philadelphia had a total enrollment of 11,636 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Philadelphia is 3,807 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,829. This means that 32.7% of students enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Community College of Philadelphia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.8% Black or African American, 20% White, 17.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.93% Asian, 3.65% Two or More Races, 0.249% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.241% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (25%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.4%) and Black or African American Male (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Community College of Philadelphia in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,636 students. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Philadelphia is 3,807 and the part-time enrollment is 7,829. This means that 32.7% of students enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Community College of Philadelphia was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Community College of Philadelphia had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    4,977 enrolled students
  2. White
    2,324 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,033 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Community College of Philadelphia is 42.8% Black or African American, 20% White, 17.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.93% Asian, 3.65% Two or More Races, 0.249% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.241% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 264 students (2.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 797 more women than men received degrees from Community College of Philadelphia. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Community College of Philadelphia is black or african american (755 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (503 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Community College of Philadelphia is General Health Services (391 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (260 degrees) and General Business (222 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Community College of Philadelphia, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (208 degrees), and Health (668 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Community College of Philadelphia are Registered nurses (1,413,839 people), Software developers (544,575 people), Other managers (191,410 people), Social workers, all other (177,952 people), and Medical & health services managers (170,723 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Philadelphia in 2022 are Communication Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (208 degrees), Health (668 degrees), Legal (45 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Community College of Philadelphia are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Community College of Philadelphia are Communication Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (208 degrees), Health (668 degrees), Legal (45 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Community College of Philadelphia are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,590,976 people), Computer Systems Design (586,446 people), Elementary & secondary schools (352,875 people), Outpatient care centers (296,937 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (242,962 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Philadelphia are Communication Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (208 degrees), Health (668 degrees), Legal (45 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Community College of Philadelphia.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 391 degrees awarded
  2. 260 degrees awarded
  3. 222 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Community College of Philadelphia was General Health Services with 391 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

625
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,422
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 625 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Philadelphia, which is 0.44 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,422).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Philadelphia in General Business, which is 0.762 times less than the 126 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 343 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Philadelphia in General Health Services, which is 7.15 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 5% of students graduating from Community College of Philadelphia completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (31.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Community College of Philadelphia is Male and Asian (31.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.43% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    755 degrees awarded
  2. White
    503 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    324 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Community College of Philadelphia is black or african american (755 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (503 degrees).

3.32% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    565 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    333 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    237 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Community College of Philadelphia is black or african american female (565 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (333 degrees).

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Operations

Community College of Philadelphia has an endowment valued at nearly $13.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−29.4%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Community College of Philadelphia had a total salary expenditure of 192M. Community College of Philadelphia employs 195 Assistant professors, 55 Associate professors and 13 Instructors. Most academics at Community College of Philadelphia are Female Assistant professor (103), Male Assistant professor (92), and Female Associate professor (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Philadelphia are: Business and Financial Operations, with 126 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 107 employees, and Management with 96 employees.

Endowment

$13.3M
2022 Endowment
14.9%
decline from 2021

Community College of Philadelphia has an endowment valued at about $13.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Community College of Philadelphia declined 14.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.04M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$75.9M
2022 Salaries
7.83%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Community College of Philadelphia paid a median of $75.9M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($192M) and a 7.83% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.2M
Instructional Salaries
274
Number of Employees

In 2022, Community College of Philadelphia paid a total of $21.2M to 274 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
195 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
126 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Community College of Philadelphia were Assistant professor with 195 employees, Associate professor with 55 employees, and Instructor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Philadelphia were Business and Financial Operations with 126 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 107 employees, and Management with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Community College of Philadelphia was Female Assistant professor with 103 employees, Male Assistant professor with 92 employees, and Female Associate professor with 31 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Community College of Philadelphia.

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