- 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.
South Piedmont Community College serves 3,019 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 3,019 students
- In-state tuition: $1,873
- Out-state tuition: $6,481
- Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
- Minority enrollment: 41%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
South Piedmont Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:
The teacher population of 254 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
South Piedmont Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of South Piedmont Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The South Piedmont Community College diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $1,873 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,481 is less than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does South Piedmont Community College cost?
South Piedmont Community College's tuition is approximately $1,873 for In-State students and $6,481 for Out-State students.
What is South Piedmont Community College's ranking?
South Piedmont Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Least expensive tuition.
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