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West Chester University

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
700 South High St, West Chester, PA 19383

Temple University

Location

Temple University
1801 Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
39° 58' 39.5832" N, 75° 8' 36.096" W
College Background: 

Founded in 1884, Temple College became Temple University in 1907. A comprehensive public research university, Temple offers more than 300 academic degree programs at eight campuses. Its degree programs include: 2 Associate degree programs (Horticulture and General Studies), 125 Bachelor’s programs, 113 Masters programs, 52 Doctoral programs, and 8 first-professional degree programs including dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine.

Temple’s Main Campus, located on North Broad Street, is home to many of its schools and programs. A recent addition to this campus is the Tyler School of Art, which recently moved from Elkins Park, PA. Undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit courses are also available at 1515 Market Street in Philadelphia, its Center City Campus.

Programs in community and regional planning, horticulture, landscape architecture, and other subject areas are available at Temple University’s 186-acre Ambler Campus. Temple also offers graduate and non-credit courses at its campus in suburban Fort Washington, PA.

International studies are an integral part of the Temple experience. Study abroad programs are available at campuses in Rome and Tokyo. Select programs are also offered in London, Beijing, Paris, Mumbai, and other sites.

Degrees Offered: 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Tuition Fees: 
PA residents: Undergraduate (non-business course) $420 per credit hour; undergraduate business course $454 per credit hourCourse format may be traditional, online, hybrid, and/or distance learning.
Non-residents: Undergraduate (non-business course) $707 per credit hour; undergraduate business course $765 per credit hour
Student Services Available for Adult Learners: 
Online advising — depending upon the college and major; library access online; technology center computer labs; on-campus and e-tutoring — writing center and math and science resource center; and evening services available at Center City, Ambler, and Main Campus (depending upon the college and major)
Modes of Class Delivery: 
Course format may be traditional, online, hybrid, and/or distance learning.

Rosemont College

Location

Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010
United States
Phone: (610) 527-0200
40° 1' 25.356" N, 75° 19' 39.504" W
College Background: 

A Catholic college, Rosemont is a community of learners dedicated to excellence and joy in the pursuit of knowledge. The College seeks to develop open and critical minds in all members of the community and cultivate each individual’s ability to make reasoned moral decisions. Educational and professional development opportunities and choices are available for men and women of all ages. Classes are offered during the day and evening at Rosemont’s 58-acre suburban campus and its Center City Philadelphia campus, located at 121 South Broad Street. Some courses can be completed online.

Degrees Offered: 
BA in Social Relations (Criminal Justice concentration)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Tuition Fees: 
$530 per credit hour for Undergraduate Accelerated
Student Services Available for Adult Learners: 
Rosemont College offers online advising and evening services that include student services, student academic support, and FREE tutoring.
Modes of Class Delivery: 
Courses are offered in the following formats: distance learning, accelerated, and online.

Philadelphia University

Location

Philadelphia University
School House Lane and Henry Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
United States
Phone: 215.951.2900
Fax: 215.951.5300
40° 2' 2.7996" N, 75° 10' 19.308" W
College Background: 

The value of a degree can be measured by the benefits it brings — enhanced career opportunities, admission into master's programs, and the personal satisfaction that comes with such an outstanding achievement. Philadelphia University's Degree Completion Program for adult learners can put you firmly on the path to gaining these benefits by earning your degree in less time than you think. Balancing career and family responsibilities is important to adult learners. In this program, the emphasis is on your academic and personal success and the limitless possibilities the future will offer. This program accommodates a wide variety in interests and offers comprehensive preparation for many career options.

Degrees Offered: 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Tuition Fees: 
Tuition for the 2007–08 academic year is $450 per credit hour.
Student Services Available for Adult Learners: 
Advising is available during the day and evening via phone, email, or in-person appointments. The library maintains evening and weekend hours. Tutoring services are available daily and one night a week at the Main Campus.
Modes of Class Delivery: 
This program is an accelerated, evening division program, where classes meet in a traditional classroom setting one evening per week or on a Saturday morning. Technology is used for classroom instruction. It is not possible to complete the program by only attending Saturday classes. Classes are offered at the University's Main Campus at School House Lane & Henry Avenue and at the Bucks County Campus in Trevose.
Delivery Schedule: 
Monday–Thursday evening, from 6–10:00 p.m
Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.– 1 p.m

Penn State University

Penn State is a multi-campus public research university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research, and service.

Peirce College

Location

Peirce College
1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States
Phone: 215.545.6400, ext 9000
Fax: 215.546.5996
39° 57' 10.6632" N, 75° 9' 56.088" W
College Background: 

Peirce College is in the business of transforming lives.  We do so by making the benefits of higher education accessible and attainable to non-traditional college students of all ages and backgrounds.  We educate, empower, and inspire our students and one another in a highly professional, career-focused academic environment defined by trust, integrity, and mutual respect.  We are passionate about equipping our students to make a difference in their communities, workplaces, and the world.

After making the transition from a junior college by offering bachelor’s degrees in 1997, Peirce has now taken another leap forward and will begin offering graduate –level education in fall 2013.

Degrees Offered: 
AS in Criminal Justice
BS in Integrated Leadership
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Tuition Fees: 
Undergraduate: $533 per credit hour, with the majority of courses worth three credits
Graduate: $750 per credit hour, with all courses worth three credits
Student Services Available for Adult Learners: 
The staff of the Walker Center for Academic Excellence facilitates numerous workshops each session, with topics including: time management, stress management, test taking, study skills and success strategies. Tutoring services are available during the day, evening or on Saturdays, for 60- or 90-minute sessions. The Office of Financial Aid is available to help students finance their education. Students can schedule one-on-one sessions to walk through the financial aid process and identify scholarship, grant and loan opportunities. Peirce’s First Year Initiative program also provides an additional layer of support as students transition back into education. With workshops, events and other support services, the FYI team is a readily available resource for any questions new students may have.
Modes of Class Delivery: 
Undergraduate and graduate courses are delivered on campus and online. Students are encouraged to choose the mode of delivery best suited for their needs.

Community College of Philadelphia

Location

Community College of Philadelphia - Center City
1700 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States
Phone: 215-751-8010
39° 58' 5.7432" N, 75° 10' 19.992" W
College Background: 

The only public institution of higher education in the city, Community College of Philadelphia puts you on the path to a bachelor's degree and career success. The College serves first-time college students, high school graduates, adults and business professionals. Programs at Community College of Philadelphia will prepare you for entry into the workforce or for transfer to a four-year college or university. There are more than 70 associate's degree, academic certificates, proficiency certificates and programs in business, liberal arts, health care, science and technology, social sciences and human services. Getting a high quality education has never been easier or more accessible. In addition to our Main Campus, we have three Regional Centers in Northeast, Northwest and West Philadelphia, and we offer accelerated courses, as well as evening, weekend and online classes.

Degrees Offered: 
Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Tuition Fees: 
Philadelphia residents: $128 per credit hour
Other Pennsylvanians: $256 per credit hour
Non-Pennsylvanians: $384 per credit hour
Student Services Available for Adult Learners: 
Community College of Philadelphia offers free, comprehensive counseling services to all of our students. Educational, career and personal counseling are available to both individuals and groups. Counselors also assist students and graduates who wish to continue their education at other institutions. Online and evening advising, free tutoring, career services, free academic and career services workshops and off-campus library access are available.
Modes of Class Delivery: 
Classes are held during the day, in the evening and on Saturdays at the Main Campus, the three Regional Centers and at neighborhood sites throughout the city. Accelerated courses and online classes are also available.

PASSHE Center City

Location

PASSHE Center City
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
39° 57' 3.8232" N, 75° 8' 45.204" W
College Background: 

PASSHE Center City universities become accessible by offering an array of programs in one convenient location.
For adult learners seeking easy access to quality, affordable learning, PASSHE Center City is an ideal resource. The center is also a perfect setting for meetings, seminars and events.

Winter Application Deadline: 
Tue, 08/13/2013 (All day)
Degrees Offered: 
BA in Early Childhood/Special Education, BA in Hotel
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Student Services Available for Adult Learners: 
The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) offers services and resources to assist students and alumni taking the necessary steps to define their career goals and develop action plans. The CCPD supports the academic, personal and professional development of Cheyney's students and alumni by providing information, resources, speakers, networking opportunities and access to employers. The CCPD fulfills its mission in a student-centered environment, designed to encourage and support Cheyney's students and alumni as they advance their careers. The Academic Success Center provides an opportunity for students to receive assistance in their academic endeavors. The goal is to assist students in becoming efficient and effective learners. This is achieved through a student friendly environment. Opportunities are provided for students to participate in individual and group academic support programming; such as tutorials and workshops, which can be accessed on-line. The Center provides students with a spacious and quiet environment in which to study. A thirty-unit computer lab is housed in this facility, which is used primarily for tutorial-related purposes. Word-processing and Internet capabilities are also available for student use.
Modes of Class Delivery: 
Our classes are held during the day and evening and include face-to-face, online and blended interactions.

Chestnut Hill College

Location

Chestnut Hill College
9601 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
United States
Phone: 215 242 7704
40° 4' 20.496" N, 75° 12' 27.792" W
College Background: 

Since its inception, Chestnut Hill College has offered a rigorous liberal arts education that provides students with a broad background in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The goal of Chestnut Hill College is to prepare students for life's challenges by helping them to grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. Chestnut Hill College's School of Continuing and Professional Studies is for people who are ready to return to college. The program offers Bachelor's and Associate's degrees and certificate programs with convenient course schedules on weekends and evenings. Everything is designed to help working adults like you continue their education.

Degrees Offered: 
Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Tuition Fees: 
2013-2014 academic year is $505.00 per credit
Student Services Available for Adult Learners: 
Students in the Accelerated Degree Program have access to academic support services that are made available to meet the needs of the adult student population. Frequently used academic support services include: academic advising, a math center, a writing center, career services, a counseling center, a tutoring center, the Logue Library — which can also be assessed online, and computer labs. Student services are available in the evenings, on weekends and by appointment. The Students Accounts and the Financial Aid Offices also have scheduled evening hours for adult students.
Modes of Class Delivery: 
All classes in the Accelerated Degree Program are conducted in eight-week sessions that meet once a week for four and a half hours or twice a week for two and a quarter hours. Classes are held in the evenings from 5:30–10:00 p.m., on Saturdays from 8:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m., or 1:00–5:30 p.m. using a traditional classroom environment and/or a hybrid format. The hybrid mode of delivery integrates traditional classroom lectures, discussions, exercises, and experiential learning with online instruction using Blackboard software. Students who have successfully completed 84 credits and have earned a G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher may be eligible to take online courses through a consortium agreement with Regis University.
Delivery Schedule: 
Evenings from 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Saturdays from 8:15am – 12:45pm
Saturdays from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
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