Central Piedmont Community College

1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte
NC, 28204
Tel: (704)330-2722
17,850 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 17,850 students (38% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Central Piedmont Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Mecklenburg County, NC.
The nearest community college is King's College (0.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Central Piedmont Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 17,850 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
17,850 students
1,287 students
Central Piedmont Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,824 students
832 students
Central Piedmont Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 11,026 students
1,021 students
Central Piedmont Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Central Piedmont Community College sch enrollment Central Piedmont Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Central Piedmont Community College Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Central Piedmont Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Central Piedmont Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Central Piedmont Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Central Piedmont Community College More (2010-2012)
Central Piedmont Community College sch ethnicity Central Piedmont Community College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Central Piedmont Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,481 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,625 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,481 $5,890
Central Piedmont Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,625 $10,050
Central Piedmont Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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:

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  • Charlotte King's College
    Private for-profit
    322 Lamar Avenue
    Charlotte , NC , 28204
    0.5  Mi  |  502  students
  • Charlotte Carolinas College of Health Sciences
    1200 Blythe Blvd
    Charlotte , NC , 28203
    1.3  Mi  |  445  students
  • Charlotte Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
    Private not-for-profit
    Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street
    Charlotte , NC , 28202
    1.6  Mi  |  2401  students
  • Charlotte ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte South
    4135 Southstream Blvd., Suite 200
    Charlotte , NC , 28217
    5.7  Mi  |  517  students
  • Charlotte The Art Institute of Charlotte
    Private for-profit
    Three Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway
    Charlotte , NC , 28217
    6  Mi  |  1253  students
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