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Community College of Philadelphia offers more than 70 associate’s degree, academic and proficiency certificate programs. Recent graduates continue to strengthen Philadelphia's local economy and workforce—78 percent are employed in Philadelphia, and 93 percent work in the Greater Philadelphia region. The College enables students to embark on a smart path to a bachelor’s degree program, with transfer agreements and partnerships to assist in the transition.

We offer a wide range of scholarships to assist students paying tuition at the College or a four-year institution. To accommodate a wide range of students,  we offer day, evening and weekend classes on our Main Campus and at our three Regional Centers. Online and hybrid courses and degree programs provide even more flexibility when pursuing a college education.

Businesses and professionals look to our Corporate Solutions unit for specialized services, such as customized workforce training, certification training, professional development workshops and onsite degree programs. For those that want to get involved, athletics and campus life initiatives give students learning and leadership experience outside of the classroom.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

We invite you to consider joining the largest public institution of higher education in the city, and sixth largest in Pennsylvania. Centrally located in Philadelphia’s Museum District, we enroll more than 39,000 students annually, and have educated more than 685,000 individuals since opening our doors in 1965.


We value prospective faculty and staff, and all that you can contribute to enriching Community College of Philadelphia. Fully recognizing the vital role our superb faculty and staff play in the success of both our students and institution, we offer an unusually valuable program of top-notch benefits, including:

  • College-paid medical, dental, drug, life and disability insurance
  • Tuition and fees remission (for academic courses at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10/5 percent College/employee contribution
  • Health Care and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
  • Ample paid vacation, holiday and personal time
  • Convenient home computer purchase loan
  • Your own workout regimen in our Main Campus Athletics Center

Benefits may vary depending upon the job classification of a position. 


Student Characteristics

  • More than half (53%) are 25 or older, and the median age is 25.
  • There are more women (62%) than men.
  • There are diverse groups of students:
    • African-American 53.4%
    • White 23.9%
    • Hispanic/Latino 12.4%
    • Asian/Pacific Islander 9.9%
    • Native American 0.4%
  • Approximately 76% are minority students.

In keeping with our commitment as an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Community College of Philadelphia encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and protected veterans to apply.


College Environment

  • Small class sizes and dedicated faculty create a personalized, supportive atmosphere.
  • Our students and faculty bring a diverse mix of cultural backgrounds, ages and life experiences to the College. International students especially enrich our learning environment by offering a current global perspective.
  • The College enables all its students to interact with individuals from different parts of Philadelphia and the world, facilitating conversation, connection and self-discovery.
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