Western Piedmont Community College

School Highlights

Western Piedmont Community College serves 1,779 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

Western Piedmont Community College ranks 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.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty164 staff144 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Western Piedmont Community College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Western Piedmont Community College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,779 students2,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:118:1
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# Full-Time Students660 students761 students
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# Part-Time Students1,119 students1,362 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
7%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
7%
22%
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% White
78%
55%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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Diversity Score0.380.63
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College Completion Rate
29%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,200$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,417 is less than the state average of $2,528. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,561 is more than the state average of $8,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,417$2,528
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,561$8,242
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,671$11,173
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,895
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Western Piedmont Community College is Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (14.8 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,528 per year for in-state students and $8,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $25,071 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.