South Piedmont Community College

  • 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 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • South Piedmont Community College is the only community colleges within Anson County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to South Piedmont Community College is Stanly Community College (23.3 miles away).

Top Placements

South Piedmont Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

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
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Student Body

  • The student population of South Piedmont Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The South Piedmont Community College diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,658 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:119:1
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# Full-Time Students732 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students1,926 students1,361 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
6%
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% Black
16%
21%
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% White
70%
62%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
Diversity Score0.480.56
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College Completion Rate
7%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,500$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,873 is less than the state average of $3,911. 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 $9,514. The out-state tuition has declined by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,873$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,481$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
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 $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.