By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Peirce College is implementing a new program in an effort to make going to class a little bit easier.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force To Announce Teacher Vaccination Initiative
Some colleges offer courses online, some offer them in person, but Peirce College, in center city Philadelphia, is looking to change that format altogether.
“You can choose from meeting-to-meeting of that course whether you want to attend on campus or online.”READ MORE: Brotherly Love: Northeast Philadelphia Man, Family Bringing Joy To Hundreds Of Children Through Bikes
Peirce College president Jim Mergiotti says the average age of their student is 35 years old, so adding this option will make going to class a little easier for the working adult.
“The attendance rates were much improved. We had an absentee rate a little over 10 percent and actually in the pilot that absentee rate was reduced to less than two percent.”MORE NEWS: 3 Men Wanted For Stealing ATM From Convenience Store In Brewerytown, Philadelphia Police Say
Peirce is one of the first colleges in the country that’s offering this kind of class scheduling.