South Piedmont Community College

680 Highway 74 West
Polkton, NC 28135-0000
Tel: (704)272-5300
  • 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.
South Piedmont Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty158 staff139 staff
South Piedmont Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,658 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 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 Enrollment2,658 students2,380 students
South Piedmont Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:120:1
South Piedmont Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students732 students1,019 students
South Piedmont Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,926 students1,361 students
South Piedmont Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
South Piedmont Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
South Piedmont Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
South Piedmont Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
5%
6%
South Piedmont Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
16%
21%
South Piedmont Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
70%
63%
South Piedmont Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
South Piedmont Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
South Piedmont Community College Non Resident (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
5%
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.0.480.55
South Piedmont Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
7%
16%
South Piedmont Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,500$27,500
South Piedmont Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,873 is less than the state average of $3,904. The in-state tuition has declined by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,481 is less than the state average of $9,565. The out-state tuition has declined by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,873$3,904
South Piedmont Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,481$9,565
South Piedmont Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%78%
South Piedmont Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,092
Source: 2016 (or 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 $3,904 per year for in-state students and $9,565 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69%. 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 Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.