School Highlights

Western Piedmont Community College serves 1,820 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,820 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,417
  • Out-state tuition: $8,561
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

The teacher population of 242 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
Western Piedmont Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/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
242 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Western Piedmont Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Western Piedmont Community College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,820 students
2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
640 students
727 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,180 students
1,603 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Western Piedmont Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
7%
3%
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% Hispanic
9%
12%
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% Black
5%
21%
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% White
78%
55%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.38
0.64
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College Completion Rate
32%
26%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Western Piedmont Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,200
$27,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Western Piedmont Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NC by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,417 is less than the state average of $3,920. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,561 is less than the state average of $9,538. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,417
$3,920
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,561
$9,538
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Western Piedmont Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
77%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Western Piedmont Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$4,671
$10,994
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Western Piedmont Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$5,625
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Western Piedmont Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
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)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,820 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,417
  • Out-state tuition: $8,561
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • 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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