Central Piedmont Community College

1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Tel: (704)330-2722
18,779 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:
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Central Piedmont Community College serves 18,779 students (36.76% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
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Central Piedmont Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Mecklenburg County, NC.
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The nearest community college is King's College (0.54 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 665 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Central 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 665 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 18,779 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 24:1 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 declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 18,779 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
# Full-Time Students 6,904 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 11,875 students
1,017 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,561 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,705 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,561 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,705 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68%
Source: 2005 (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
    CharlotteNC 28204
    0.54 Mi | 444 students
  • Charlotte
    1200 Blythe Blvd
    CharlotteNC 28203
    1.27 Mi | 454 students
  • Charlotte
    Academic Center 801 West Trade Street
    CharlotteNC 28202
    1.57 Mi | 2,325 students
  • Charlotte
    4135 Southstream Blvd. Suite 200
    CharlotteNC 28217
    5.67 Mi | 408 students
  • Charlotte
    Three Lakepointe Plaze 2110 Water Ridge Parkway
    CharlotteNC 28217
    6.01 Mi | 1,333 students
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Did You Know?
For Charlotte private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,707 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Charlotte is 74%. 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 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Charlotte is The Art Institute of Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.