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:
Central Piedmont Community College serves 18,779 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% 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 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
59 staff
Central Piedmont Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 18,779 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
Central Piedmont Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
Central Piedmont Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
6,904 students
810 students
Central Piedmont Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 11,875 students
1,017 students
Central Piedmont Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Central Piedmont Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Central Piedmont Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Central Piedmont Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Central Piedmont Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Central Piedmont Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Central Piedmont Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Central Piedmont Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Central Piedmont Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Central 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
Central Piedmont Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,561 is less than the state average of $5,742. 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 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,705 $10,294
Central Piedmont Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68%
Central Piedmont Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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
  • Charlotte King's College
    Private for-profit
    322 Lamar Avenue
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    0.5  Mi  |  444  students
  • Charlotte Carolinas College of Health Sciences
    1200 Blythe Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    1.3  Mi  |  454  students
  • Charlotte Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
    Private not-for-profit
    Academic Center 801 West Trade Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    1.6  Mi  |  2325  students
  • Charlotte ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte South
    Private for-profit
    4135 Southstream Blvd. Suite 200
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    5.7  Mi  |  408  students
  • Charlotte The Art Institute of Charlotte
    Private for-profit
    Three Lakepointe Plaze 2110 Water Ridge Parkway
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    6  Mi  |  1333  students
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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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Charlotte is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.