Community College Of Philadelphia

Community College Of Philadelphia

Founded in 1965, Community College of Philadelphia, or CCP, is a community college, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is an open admission, associate degree granting, institution with more than 70 degree and certificate programs. It provides degrees in several field of study including arts, business, health care, science and technology, humanities and social sciences, as well as human services.

CCP enrolls more than 38,000 students every year and is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Philadelphia. It offers dual admissions programs and transfer agreements for transfer to a four year college or university.

Some of the notable alumni of CCP are Ronald "Flip" Murray, NBA player; Chaka Fattah, United States Congressman from Philadelphia; and Dwight Evans, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 1981.

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Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia , PA 19130-3991
General Phone: (215) 751-8000

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Community College of Philadelphia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts552sign language translation, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Family and Social Work355child care provider, human services, social work courses
Business and Management276business, business management, accounting technology, finance, sales and marketing, fashion merchandising
Security and Law Enforcement134corrections and criminal justice, fire protection tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine119registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology90dental hygienist, medical assistant, respiratory care tech, radiographer, medical lab tech
Education and Teaching70education, secondary teaching
Therapy and Counseling68substance abuse counseling
Law53legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering52computer and info science, computer and info science courses, computer programming, computer applications programming, system administration, webmastering, computer support
Science51physical sciences, physical science courses
Mechanics and Repair19automobile mechanics
Art Studies12art studies
Engineering Technician12architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech, CAD and design
Medical Administration10medical records tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts9chef training, restaurant and catering management
Hospitality8hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Music5music, music performance
Photography and Commercial Art5photography
Science and Laboratory Technician2chemical tech

Number of programs and degrees for Community College of Philadelphia in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,59350
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years32210

Community College of Philadelphia Student Body

In 2007-2008, Community College of Philadelphia had a total enrollment of 17,334 students (13,946 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 27%
Black 51%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 18%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey1%

Community College of Philadelphia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 40 %

Community College of Philadelphia Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Community College of Philadelphia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,380
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,830
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Community College of Philadelphia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 324900)

Community College of Philadelphia Faculty

Community College of Philadelphia has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3048
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*3$92,653
Associate professorcalendar year9$86,01510$75,767
Assistant professorcalendar year10$74,81719$69,037
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
Lecturercalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year20$80,64936$71,522

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$76,61917$66,070
Associate professoracademic year45$68,31844$62,009
Assistant professoracademic year92$58,56091$53,565
Instructoracademic year10$45,31014$45,605
All faculty totalacademic year171$62,888166$56,412

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Community College of Philadelphia Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
System Administration/Administrator
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Human Services, General
Social Work, Other

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art

Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences, Other

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Community College of Philadelphia Apart:

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)

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