Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 19130
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The Community College of Philadelphia is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is an open-admission institution that currently has more than 34,000 students enrolled in various academic programs. This school is capable of granting many different types of associate’s degrees and certificates. Students can enjoy taking courses during the day, during evenings, on the weekends, or even online. There are several online degree programs and this school is very convenient for those who are pursuing academic interests with limited free time. The school lives up to its motto of being “the path of possibilities”.

The Community College of Philadelphia nursing program has been recognized for excellence by the National League for Nursing. Students are able to pursue associate’s degrees in nursing at this school. Students will learn how to provide the best possible to care to all patients. The curriculum will include both classroom experiences and clinical experiences at various healthcare facilities in the area. This nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students17,296
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 11 54
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1970 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$159/credit
In State Students$318/credit
Out of State Students$477/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,155 $14,310 $21,465
ADN 70 $11,130 $22,260 $33,390
BSN 125 $19,875 $39,750 $59,625
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 85% of Community College of Philadelphia's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 69% $4,977
Other Federal Grant 14% $619
State Grant & Scholarships 31% $1,388
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 12% $836
Federal Student Loans 45% $4,101
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,652
$30,001 to $48,000$7,536
$48,001 to $75,000$10,285
$75,001 to $110,000$11,850
Over $110,000$12,057

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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