South Piedmont Community College

680 Highway 74 West
Polkton, NC 28135
Tel: (704)272-5300
2,658 students
Public institution
  • South Piedmont Community College is a multi-campus institution serving Anson and Union counties in south-central North Carolina. South Piedmont is a comprehensive community college, one of 58 in the highly regarded North Carolina Community College System. The college offers traditional and unique programs, and prides itself on its focus on learning.
School Highlights
South Piedmont Community College serves 2,658 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
South Piedmont Community College is the only community colleges within Anson County, NC.
The nearest community college is Stanly Community College (23.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 158 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College South Piedmont Community College (NC) 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
Total Faculty 158 staff 122 staff
South Piedmont Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,658 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,658 students 2,069 students
South Piedmont Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 20:1
South Piedmont Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 732 students 967 students
South Piedmont Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,926 students 1,306 students
South Piedmont Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
South Piedmont Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
South Piedmont Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
5%
5%
South Piedmont Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
16%
21%
South Piedmont Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
70%
63%
South Piedmont Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
South Piedmont Community College More (2011-2014)
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
South Piedmont Community College Non Resident (2013-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
South Piedmont Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.48 0.55
South Piedmont Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,356 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 $8,500 is more than the state average of $8,425. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,356 $2,281
South Piedmont Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,500 $8,425
South Piedmont Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76% 79%
South Piedmont Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • South Piedmont Community College is located in one of the top five fastest-growing regions in the United States. We are convenient, with locations in Monroe, Polkton and Wadesboro. And we care about our students and the communities we serve. SPCC is learner focused and is dedicated to the success of all of our students, both the young and the young at heart. Being learner focused provides all students the opportunity to excel and achieve their goals. South Piedmont Community College offers credit and non-credit at three college-owned facilities and at dozens of off-campus sites across Anson and Union counties. The college is approved by the North Carolina Community College System and operates under the State Board of Community Colleges. South Piedmont offers more than 30 different credit programs. The college is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges. L.L. Polk Campus is located at 680 Highway 74 West, Polkton. Credit classes are offered on the Polk Campus as well as a limited number of non-credit and Adult Basic Skills classes. South Piedmont Community College has a number of facilities available for community use, including the Conference Center at South Piedmont on the Old Charlotte Highway Campus in Monroe and the Charles N. and Mary Alice Caudle Ingram Community Room at the Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro. Both rooms can accommodate up to 400 for events involving meals and approximately 600 for events set up auditorium style. South Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,281 per year for in-state students and $8,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,944 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.