Peirce College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,400
2022 Average Net Price
$9,621
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.1%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
856
20.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
100%
1 Graduates

About

Peirce College is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Peirce College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (27 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (27 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (21 degrees).

In 2022, 312 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Peirce College. 76.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (159 degrees), 2.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Peirce College is $14,400, which is $−13,930 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Peirce College is $14,400, which is $−13,930 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,621.

In 2022, 84% of undergraduate students attending Peirce College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Peirce College was $14,400. The cost of tuition at Peirce College is $−13,930 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$9,621
2022 Value
29.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Peirce College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,621. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Peirce College grew by 29.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,376
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Peirce College was of $6,376 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Peirce College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.18% with respect to 2021, when 85% 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.
3.1%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Peirce College was 3.1%, which represents 22 out of the 709 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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Enrollment

Peirce College had a total enrollment of 856 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Peirce College is 172 students and the part-time enrollment is 684. This means that 20.1% of students enrolled at Peirce College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Peirce College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.2% Black or African American, 18.8% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Asian, 1.52% Two or More Races, 0.701% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.35% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Peirce College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (35.6%), followed by White Female (17.2%) and Black or African American Male (12.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (66.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (11.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Peirce College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 856 students. The full-time enrollment at Peirce College is 172 and the part-time enrollment is 684. This means that 20.1% of students enrolled at Peirce College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
2022 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 Peirce College was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Peirce College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    455 enrolled students
  2. White
    161 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    112 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Peirce College is 53.2% Black or African American, 18.8% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Asian, 1.52% Two or More Races, 0.701% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.35% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 78 students (9.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 164 more women than men received degrees from Peirce College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Peirce College is black or african american (159 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (73 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Peirce College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (27 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (27 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Peirce College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (24 degrees awarded), Protective Services (30 degrees), and Business (108 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 Peirce College are Registered nurses (1,491,537 people), Accountants & auditors (1,059,617 people), Other managers (854,028 people), Software developers (671,403 people), and Financial managers (515,204 people).

The most specialized majors at Peirce College in 2022 are Legal (24 degrees awarded), Protective Services (30 degrees), Business (108 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 degrees), and Health (89 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Peirce College are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Peirce College are Legal (24 degrees awarded), Protective Services (30 degrees), Business (108 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 degrees), and Health (89 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Peirce College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,855,090 people), Computer Systems Design (1,065,251 people), Elementary & secondary schools (773,200 people), Banking & related activities (553,295 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (548,530 people).

The most specialized majors at Peirce College are Legal (24 degrees awarded), Protective Services (30 degrees), Business (108 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 degrees), and Health (89 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Peirce College.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Peirce College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 27 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

74
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
238
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Peirce College, which is 0.311 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (238).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Peirce College in Organizational Leadership, which is 0.581 times less than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Peirce College in Health Care Administration & Management, which is 42 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 0% of students graduating from Peirce College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (0%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Peirce College is Male and Asian (0% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    159 degrees awarded
  2. White
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Peirce College is black or african american (159 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (73 degrees).

10.3% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    134 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    45 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Peirce College is black or african american female (134 degrees awarded). There were 2.98 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (45 degrees).

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Operations

Peirce College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−NaN0%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Peirce College had a total salary expenditure of 17.6M. Peirce College employs 9 Professors, 7 Associate professors and 1 Assistant professors. Most academics at Peirce College are Female Professor (6), Male Associate professor (4), and Male Professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Peirce College are: Management, with 30 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 21 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 6 employees.

Endowment

$3.4M
2022 Endowment
16.9%
decline from 2021

Peirce College has an endowment valued at about $3.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Peirce College declined 16.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.9M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.47M
2022 Salaries
6.28%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Peirce College paid a median of $8.47M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($17.6M) and a 6.28% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.34M
Instructional Salaries
17
Number of Employees

In 2022, Peirce College paid a total of $1.34M to 17 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Peirce College were Professor with 9 employees, Associate professor with 7 employees, and Assistant professor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Peirce College were Management with 30 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Peirce College was Female Professor with 6 employees, Male Associate professor with 4 employees, and Male Professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Peirce College.

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