Piedmont Community College

Tel: (336)599-1181
1,591 students
Public institution
Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of north central North Carolina, Piedmont Community College provides educational opportunities to approximately 55,000 residents in rural Person and Caswell counties. As one of the 58 member institutions of the North Carolina Community College System, PCC awards Associate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in more than 35 curriculum programs. PCC's premiere location positions the College to provide training for the high-tech, in-demand jobs of the 21st century and makes the College an integral factor in the economic development of both counties it serves as well as the state. From the most basic skills classes to college-level courses to specialized industrial training, PCC has it all. PCC is committed to serving its students in a warm and friendly, caring atmosphere.
School Highlights:
Piedmont Community College serves 1,591 students (44.00% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Piedmont Community College is the only community colleges within Person County, NC.
The nearest community college is Danville Community College (25.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 126 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
College Piedmont Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 126 staff
61 staff
Piedmont Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,591 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,591 students 1,296 students
Piedmont Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
Piedmont Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 700 students
810 students
Piedmont Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 891 students
1,036 students
Piedmont Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Piedmont Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Piedmont Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Piedmont Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Piedmont Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Piedmont Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Piedmont Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Piedmont Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Piedmont Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.53 0.53
Piedmont Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,411 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,555 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,411 $5,694
Piedmont Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,555 $10,252
Piedmont Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
Piedmont Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Piedmont Community College (PCC) has two campuses, one in Person County and the other in Caswell County. PCC's main campus is located in Roxboro, NC (Person County), and its second campus is located in Yanceyville, NC (Caswell County). Curriculum courses to Associate degrees, diplomas or certificates in one of the more than 30 programs of study offered by PCC. These classes are also transferable to other colleges and other curricula, and, are, in general, a semester in length. Courses taught in a mini-mester or other special session would be exceptions. Students earn credit based on the number of hours the class meets each week. Continuing Education courses vary in length from one class period to multiple class periods, depending on the type of class. Continuing Education courses include those for personal interest, renewal of professional licenses, emergency services training, business development, industry training, and training on specific computer software. Continuing Education courses 10 hours or more in length that are appropriate to a person's field of study may be taken for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) of credit. Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,422 per year for in-state students and $8,179 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,443 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina 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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.