In an effort to increase the number of city residents with a college degree, Mayor Nutter introduced Tuesday the Mayor's Returning to Learning Partnership, which gives city employees a 25 percent discount on tuition at five local colleges and universities.
"This is making acquiring a degree much more a reality," Nutter said.
The schools are Chestnut Hill College, Community College of Philadelphia, Peirce College, Philadelphia University, and Rosemont College. Widener University is in the process of signing on to the agreement. The city is encouraging other institutions to join.