Community College of Philadelphia

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,816
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,712
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
14.2%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
13,672
31.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
15.7%
239 Graduates

About

Community College of Philadelphia is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Community College of Philadelphia were N/A.

In 2020, 1,715 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Community College of Philadelphia. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (650 degrees), 1.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (450 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Philadelphia is $3,816, which is $−4,164 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Philadelphia is $3,816, which is $−4,164 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,712.

In 2020, 65% of undergraduate students attending Community College of Philadelphia received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,816
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Community College of Philadelphia was $3,816. The cost of tuition at Community College of Philadelphia is $−4,164 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$12,712
2020 Value
108%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Community College of Philadelphia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,712. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Community College of Philadelphia grew by 108%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of room and board increased by 39.9% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 71.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
32%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Community College of Philadelphia received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.33% with respect to 2019, when 60% 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.
14.2%
2018 Default Rate
726
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Community College of Philadelphia was 14.2%, which represents 726 out of the 5099 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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Community College of Philadelphia has a total enrollment of 13,672 students. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Philadelphia is 4,276 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,396. This means that 31.3% 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 40.5% Black or African American, 23.2% White, 15.9% Hispanic or Latino, 9.79% Asian, 3.36% Two or More Races, 0.293% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.256% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (24.8%), followed by White Female (13.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Community College of Philadelphia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,672 students. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Philadelphia is 4,276 and the part-time enrollment is 9,396. This means that 31.3% of students enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2020 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 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
  1. Black or African American
    5,540
  2. White
    3,171
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,176

The enrolled student population at Community College of Philadelphia is 40.5% Black or African American, 23.2% White, 15.9% Hispanic or Latino, 9.79% Asian, 3.36% Two or More Races, 0.293% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.256% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 536 students (3.92%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 515 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 (650 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (450 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Community College of Philadelphia is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (57 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 Software developers (468,951 people), Other managers (187,352 people), Social workers, all other (145,269 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (138,613 people), and Computer occupations, all other (123,855 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Philadelphia are Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), Engineering Technologies (57 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (157 degrees), and English (36 degrees).

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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, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Community College of Philadelphia are Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), Engineering Technologies (57 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (157 degrees), and English (36 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Community College of Philadelphia are Computer Systems Design (567,427 people), Elementary & secondary schools (332,378 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (237,538 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (140,186 people), and Individual & family services (112,472 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Philadelphia are Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), Engineering Technologies (57 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (157 degrees), and English (36 degrees).

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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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Community College of Philadelphia was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

600
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,115
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 600 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Philadelphia, which is 0.538 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,115).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 125 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Philadelphia in General Business, which is 1.01 times more than the 124 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 204 degrees were awarded to women at Community College of Philadelphia in General Health Services, which is 8.16 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%
100% Completion Time
15%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 4% 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, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (26.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Community College of Philadelphia is Female and White (26.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.26% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    650 degrees awarded
  2. White
    450 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    258 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Community College of Philadelphia is black or african american (650 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (450 degrees).

2.8% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    461 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    277 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    189 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Community College of Philadelphia is black or african american female (461 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (277 degrees).

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Community College of Philadelphia has an endowment valued at nearly $12.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.69M (13.7%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Community College of Philadelphia had a total salary expenditure of $137M. Community College of Philadelphia employs 228 Assistant professors, 55 Associate professors, and 10 Lecturers. Most academics at Community College of Philadelphia are Female Assistant professors (121), Male Assistant professors(107), and Female Associate professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Philadelphia are: Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 103 employees, and Management with 85 employees.

Endowment

$12.4M
2020 Endowment
4.11%
growth from 2019

Community College of Philadelphia has an endowment valued at about $12.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Community College of Philadelphia grew 4.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.95M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Community College of Philadelphia (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Community College of Philadelphia received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$73.9M
2020 Salaries
0.187%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Community College of Philadelphia paid a median of $73.9M in salaries, which represents 54.1% of their overall expenditure ($137M) and a 0.187% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.471% growth from 2018 and a 1.87% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.9M
Instructional Salaries
310
Number of Employees

In 2020, Community College of Philadelphia paid a total of $22.9M to 310 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
228 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
137 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Community College of Philadelphia were Assistant professor with 228 employees; Associate professor with 55 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Philadelphia were Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 103 employees; and Management with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Community College of Philadelphia was Female Assistant professor with 121 employees, Male Assistant professor with 107 employees, and Female Associate professor with 33 employees.

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

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