680 Highway 74 West
Polkton, NC 28135
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 3,136 students (21% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,136 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,873
  • Out-state tuition: $6,481
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

South Piedmont Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 254 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
South Piedmont Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
254 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Piedmont Community College has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The South Piedmont Community College diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,136 students
2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
648 students
727 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,488 students
1,603 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
14%
12%
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% Black
17%
21%
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% White
53%
55%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.66
0.64
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College Completion Rate
19%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$25,500
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,873 is less than the state average of $3,920. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,481 is less than the state average of $9,538. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,873
$3,920
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,481
$9,538
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
53%
76%
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
60%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,136 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,873
  • Out-state tuition: $6,481
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,920 per year for in-state students and $9,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 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 score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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