Don’t get lost in big places

Find yourself in small ones. Like Peirce College.

You’ve already found your way here because you’re trying to find the right school to help you accelerate your career.

That’s why you’re researching local colleges. It’s no secret there are big opportunities for working adults in Philadelphia who get or complete their college degree. Between 1998 and 2008, employment opportunities in the Philadelphia region expanded into new sectors such as education, health services, and professional services.

In your search for a local college, how do you narrow down the choices to find the one that best fits your needs? It might be that those big schools with big student bodies (mostly younger than you are, to boot) just don’t feel right at this point in your life. Perhaps you’re concerned that your unique needs will be lost in the hustle and bustle of a big institution.

We see and do things differently here. Peirce College is a small college that prepares you to take advantage of the big opportunities the Philadelphia region has to offer. Our student body is small: Approximately 2,500 students are enrolled in our degree programs at any given time.

Our average class size is just 16 students, which means more personal attention for our students. Better still, it takes just a small amount of time to get started at Peirce. Peirce’s small community makes for a unique student experience, where you’re known by your name, not your student ID number. Small also means a personalized approach to teaching and learning, where you’ll find a supportive, attentive, responsive, and respectful environment.

Small means we can anticipate what each student needs to be successful, and can go above and beyond the call of duty to provide it. Whether it’s online education or face-to-face instruction, our small faculty builds close relationships with students like you.

Now, even though Peirce College is small, our resources and support services are extensive. You’ll get a dedicated adviser who will stay with you throughout your academic journey. Our Walker Center for Academic Excellence and the Career Development Services department provide support services such as tutoring, mentoring, and workshops to help catapult your degree into a career. Internships and co-op programs emphasize what we’re always telling our students — that real-world, hands-on experience is a crucial part of career development!

The real evidence in the “small versus big college” equation is in the numbers. Our retention and graduation rates reflect the bond we forge with students and our commitment to their ultimate success, respectively. But perhaps there is no better evidence than this: Over 50 percent of new students are recommended by current students or alumni.

It’s easy enough to see this for yourself. Come visit our campus and ask any student about Peirce. You’ll find they love it here. Chances are you will too.

Every journey begins with a single step. You’ve taken the first step by visiting our blog. Now schedule some time for an honest, open-ended, no-obligation conversation with a Peirce enrollment representative. And find out why “small” is such a big deal.

Contact Peirce today to get the whole story about how a small college like Peirce can put you on the fast track to big opportunities in your career. Call 888.GO.PEIRCE (888.467.3472), ext. 9000, today or e-mail us right now at