Earning a degree at Peirce: Students share what it means for their lives and careers

It’s safe to say that working adults have different priorities than traditional age students when it comes to choosing a college. For someone balancing a job, a family, and other responsibilities that come with being an adult, the deciding factor is probably not the fraternities, resident life, or sports teams. While these can be great elements of a college experience, they aren’t top priority for someone looking to earn a degree that will put them on the path to a better career and transform their lives.

Here at Peirce College, most of our students are working adults (average age is 35), so we understand the unique challenges adult learners face as they work to obtain their degree. In the 146 years we’ve been providing higher education to Philadelphians, we’ve expanded our career-focused degree offerings and become increasingly committed to providing students with credentials that will make an immediate impact on their lives.

We want working adults in the Philadelphia region to know who we are today and the opportunities we can offer them, so we set out to tell the complete Peirce story. We talked to the people who know Peirce best to find out what makes us unique and why we are the right fit for so many working adults who decide to earn their degree.

The result was a video that tells the Peirce story, straight from the hearts and minds of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff. These are the very people who make this such a special place to learn and grow, so who better to spread the message!

Lot of schools produce videos designed to achieve some marketing objective. We developed ours to capture the essence of Peirce and show prospective students what type of world we’ve created here. This video touched us emotionally, because it shows the passion we have for our school and students. Please take a moment to watch and learn how Peirce puts students on the path to degree completion, a more satisfying career, and a brighter future.