Originally founded in 1884 as the Philadelphia Textile School, Philadelphia University has grown considerably to comprise of six (6) schools namely the School of Architecture, Business Administration, Design and Media, Engineering and Textile, Liberal Arts, and Science and Health. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Online degree programs are offered by the University through the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Accelerated Bachelor of Science degree programs are offered in the areas of Behavioral and Health Services, Health Services Management, Health Science, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Law Enforcement Leadership, Leadership in Emergency Service, Organizational Leadership and the Pre-MBA. The online option has been provided to students to facilitate more accessible and convenient learning. The start and end dates of online courses are the same as that of traditional classes.
Philadelphia University’s ranking based on the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is 61 in the Regional Universities (North). Tuition rate for online courses is $ 480.00 per credit. Students are given vast options in which to finance their education through various financial aid choices made available by the university. Financial assistance is provided through federal grants and loans, institutional grants and scholarships, summer work study and summer employment as well as veterans’ educational benefits.
Admissions requirements include the submission of completed admissions application, evidence of high school diploma or GED, official transcripts, and interview, plus other requirements that may be added upon review of the applicant’s documents. Online courses are specifically useful for those seeking mastery of content rather than the desire to immerse oneself in a social or cultural experience. Access codes to online classes are assigned as soon as the student has been registered on the Philadelphia University Online System.