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Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia
Motto "The Path to Possibilities."
Established September 23, 1965
Type Community College
President Dr. Donald Generals (as of July 2014)
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 34,337
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Urban
Website .edu.ccpwww
Third Philadelphia Mint (1901). Now part of Community College of Philadelphia's main campus.

Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission institution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States that grants Associate degrees, academic certificates, and proficiency certificates. Programs of study include architecture and construction; art, design and media, business and technology; health care; law and public service; liberal arts; science; social and human services; automotive technology and culinary arts.[1] The College offers traditional, evening, weekend and online[2] courses.

Students at the College can pursue a Bachelor's degree upon graduation, and some programs prepare students to enter the workforce. Dual admissions partnerships and transfer agreements[3] with four-year schools make it easy for students to further their education. Student support services[4] include free tutoring, counseling, transfer assistance, the Center for Male Engagement,[5] a Career Services Center,[6] and a Veteran's Resource Center.[7] Adult Basic Education[8] classes can provide Philadelphia residents with valuable, lifelong skills.

The College's Corporate Solutions[9] unit offers workforce training initiatives for individuals looking to advance their career skills or prepare for new career.

Students enjoy a rich student life, with a variety of clubs, organizations,[10] and athletic activities[11] to choose from. The College also offers Study Abroad[12] programs.


  • Locations 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


There are three locations throughout the city to help make a college education more accessible:



The College opened on September 23, 1965, in the Snellenberg's Building at 34 South 11th Street. The Mint Building on the Main Campus, which opened for classes in 1973, served as the Third Philadelphia Mint from 1901–1969.

The College has made great strides throughout its history[17] in helping citizens achieve their educational and career goals.

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External links

  • Community College of Philadelphia Website
  • Student Vanguard: Official School Newspaper
  • Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges

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