Central Piedmont Community College

1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Tel: (704)330-2722
19,957 students
Public institution
Central Piedmont Community College is an innovative and comprehensive college that advances the life-long educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community.
School Highlights
Central Piedmont Community College serves 19,957 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
Central Piedmont Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Mecklenburg County, NC.
The nearest community college is King's College (0.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 662 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Central Piedmont Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 662 staff
122 staff

Student Body

The student population of 19,957 has grown by 15% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 19,957 students 2,069 students
# Full-Time Students 6,788 students
967 students
# Part-Time Students 13,169 students
1,306 students
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
8%
5%
% Black
25%
21%
% White
53%
63%
% Two or more races
3%
1%
% Unknown races
5%
7%
% Non Resident races
4%
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Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.65 0.55

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,481 is more than the state average of $2,281. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,625 is more than the state average of $8,425. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,481 $2,281
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,625 $8,425
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1963, Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center were merged to establish Central Piedmont Community College, one the first of the 58 colleges in the NC Community College System. The substantial increase in the educational and training needs of the community since 1963 have required commensurate expansion of the College\'s instructional programs and facilities. In 1963, there were 23 degree and diploma programs; now there are more than 60, along with a comprehensive literacy program and an extensive array of corporate and continuing education offerings. In 1963, the College occupied the structures formerly used by Charlotte\'s Central High School. Recognizing that the Central Campus is experiencing maximum utilization, the College trustees in 1989 authorized the development of comprehensive campuses in other areas of Mecklenburg County to accommodate the ever increasing needs of the burgeoning Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. The College provides educational programs and services in Business, Community Service, Health, and Technology Programs; Transfer Programs; Queens Bound Program; Basic Skills Programs; Corporate and Continuing Education; Community Service and International Programs and Services. The college was fully accredited to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in 1969 by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • King's College
    Private for-profit
    395 students | 0.50 Mi322 Lamar Avenue
    Charlotte NC 28204
    (704)372-0266
    0.50395
  • 486 students | 1.30 Mi1200 Blythe Blvd
    Charlotte NC 28203
    (704)355-5043
    1.30486
  • 2,255 students | 1.60 MiAcademic Center, 801 West Trade Street
    Charlotte NC 28202
    (980)598-1000
    1.602,255
  • 319 students | 5.70 Mi4135 Southstream Blvd., Suite 200
    Charlotte NC 28217
    (704)423-3100
    5.70319
  • 1,129 students | 6.00 MiThree Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway
    Charlotte NC 28217
    (704)357-8020
    6.001,129
Did You Know?
For Charlotte private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,048 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Charlotte is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Charlotte community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Charlotte is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.