Peirce College was originally established as the Union Business College in the year 1865 by Thomas May Peirce. It was named Peirce College of Business, and then Peirce School of Business Administration in 1917. In 1964, the institute was renamed Peirce Junior College. It finally became the Peirce College in 1997. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Peirce College's recent enrollments have been more than 1,500 students every year.
Students of Pierce College are offered associate's, and bachelor's degrees, as well as certificate programs to choose from. One can opt for courses in information technology, business administration, or paralegal studies.
A number of student clubs and organizations are sponsored by Pierce College including the Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, Paralegal Student Association, and Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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