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Peirce College is an educational institution of
higher learning located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which caters primarily to
In 1865, just a few months after the end of the Civil War,
Thomas May Peirce founded the Union Business College. The
curriculum was designed to provide soldiers with much needed
business skills in the post-war economy. As the College continued
to expand over the years, it was renamed the Peirce College of
Business. With its continual expansion it outgrew its original
location and relocated to 1420 Pine Street in 1915. In 1917, the
school was renamed the Peirce School of Business
In 1964 Peirce became known as the Peirce Junior College as it
had received approval to grant associate degrees. In 1997 the
College was approved to grant Bachelor of Science degrees which
enabled the College to become known as just Peirce College. In 2000
the College began offering online courses.
Peirce offers undergraduate degrees in Business Administration,
Information Technology, and Paralegal Studies.
Within the Business Administration degree concentrations are
offered in accounting, entrepreneurship/small business, human
resource management, marketing, and real estate management. The
Information Technology degree offers concentrations in information
security, network administration, network security, technology
management, and programming and application development.
Peirce has specialized educational programs for those who wish
to seek an accelerated education during the evening and weekend,
earn their degree online, or earn their degree while at work (The
Peirce Corporate College). Most courses are in an accelerated
7-week format, with some general education and paralegal courses
following a standard 14-week format. Peirce uses a 3 semester
calendar (fall, spring and summer) with two 7-week courses or one
14-week course each semester.
Coordinates: 39°56′44″N 75°09′59″W / 39.9455°N