School Highlights

Western Piedmont Community College serves 1,792 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,792 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,417
  • Out-state tuition: $8,561
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • 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 47% over five years.
Western Piedmont Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The Western Piedmont Community College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,792 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
595 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,197 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
119 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
595 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,197 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
10%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
10%
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% Black
5%
18%
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% White
78%
60%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.38
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.35%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,200
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,417 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 $8,561 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,417
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,561
$8,245
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 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
81%
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 2020-21 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
$4,500
$5,846
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 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Western Piedmont Community College cost?

Western Piedmont Community College's tuition is approximately $2,417 for In-State students and $8,561 for Out-State students.

What schools are Western Piedmont Community College often compared to?

Western Piedmont Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute by visitors of our site.

What is Western Piedmont Community College's ranking?

Western Piedmont Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,792 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,417
  • Out-state tuition: $8,561
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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