Philadelphia Community College to close main campus on weekends

Community College of Philadelphia officials say it will close its main campus on weekends to save money.

CCP President Stephen Curtis says starting this fall, most weekend courses will be pushed to satellite campuses.

 

“The one exception will be the Center for Business and Industry, that is at the main campus. We can operate that separately,” he said. “It’s on separate HVAC, and it’s very easy to control in terms of security and we do not want to effect possible business training opportunities.”

Curtis says shrinking state and city subsidies have forced CCP to cut back.

“It will save us hundreds of thousands of dollars this coming year,” he said. “Several of the campus buildings are interconnected; you heat one, you heat several.”

Students claim the institution’s administrative costs are too high and that’s why community college tuition is higher in Philadelphia than in any other Pennsylvania county.

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