Western Piedmont Community College

School Highlights
  • Western Piedmont Community College serves 2,056 students (48% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Western Piedmont Community College is the only community colleges within Burke County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Western Piedmont Community College is Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (14.7 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 164 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Western 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 Faculty164 staff139 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 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Western Piedmont Community College diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,056 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:119:1
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# Full-Time Students997 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students1,059 students1,361 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
9%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
6%
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% Black
5%
21%
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% White
82%
62%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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Diversity Score0.320.56
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College Completion Rate
19%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,200$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,417 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,561 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,417$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,561$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,250$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,000
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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.