Community College of Philadelphia

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Community College of Philadelphia
CCP Mint Building with Anniversary Banners.jpg
Community College of Philadelphia Mint Building on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia
MottoThe Path to Possibilities.[citation needed]
TypePublic community college
EstablishedSeptember 23, 1965
PresidentDr. Donald Generals
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
United States
MascotRoary, the lion
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The Community College of Philadelphia is a public community college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It grants associate degrees, academic certificates, and proficiency certificates. The college offers traditional, evening, weekend and online courses, including online degree programs.[1]

Students at the college can pursue a bachelor's degree upon graduation and some programs prepare students to enter the workforce. Dual admissions partnerships and transfer agreements[2] with four-year schools make it easy for students to further their education. Student support services[3] include free tutoring, counseling, transfer assistance, the Center for Male Engagement,[4] a Career Services Center,[5] and a Veteran's Resource Center.[6] Adult Basic Education[7] classes can provide Philadelphia residents with skills.


There are four locations throughout the city:


Third Philadelphia Mint (1901). Now part of Community College of Philadelphia's main campus.

The college opened on September 23, 1965, in the Snellenberg's Building at 34 South 11th Street. The Mint Building on the main campus, which opened for classes in 1973, served as the Third Philadelphia Mint from 1901 to 1969.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Online Learning - Community College of Philadelphia".
  2. ^ "Transfer Opportunities - Community College of Philadelphia".
  3. ^ "Student Support - Community College of Philadelphia".
  4. ^ "Center for Male Engagement - Community College of Philadelphia".
  5. ^ "Career Services - Community College of Philadelphia". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-03.
  6. ^ "Veterans Resource Center - Community College of Philadelphia".
  7. ^ "Adult Basic Education - Community College of Philadelphia".
  8. ^ "Main Campus - Community College of Philadelphia".
  9. ^ "Northeast Regional Center - Community College of Philadelphia".
  10. ^ "Northwest Regional Center - Community College of Philadelphia".
  11. ^ "West Regional Center - Community College of Philadelphia".
  12. ^ VANESSA L. LOWERY BROWN - PA House of Representatives

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Coordinates: 39°57′46″N 75°09′59″W / 39.962883°N 75.166299°W / 39.962883; -75.166299