Western Piedmont Community College
- The teacher population of 164 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Western Piedmont Community College||(NC) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||164 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,056 students||2,380 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1||19:1|
|# Full-Time Students||997 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,059 students||1,361 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$28,200||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Western Piedmont Community College is Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (14.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 3,876 students | 14.70 Mi2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson,  NC  28638
- 1,056 students | 16.00 Mi54 College Drive
Marion,  NC  28752
- 4,742 students | 22.50 Mi2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory,  NC  28602
- 1,128 students | 23.50 Mi200 Mayland Drive
Spruce Pine,  NC  28777
- 2,057 students | 29.40 Mi286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale,  NC  28160
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