FINANCIAL AID RATE65%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO19:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE22
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$3,469
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Central Piedmont Community College
1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford, NC
Central Piedmont Community College, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, was founded in 1963 through the merger of two previously existing institutions, the Central Industrial Education Center and the historically black Mecklenburg College. The schools were merged as a result of the North Carolina Community College Act, taking over the respective properties of the two schools that merged. The school has grown since its inception from having 12 programs and 1600 students to over 250 programs and 70,000 students a year. The school operates six campuses in the region as well as distance learning online programs. CPCC is considered the best workforce development supporter in the region, supporting residents and the community at large through credit and noncredit programs.
Central Piedmont Community College offers a large number of programs that result in either a certificate, diploma or associate degree. Some programs are designed to prepare students for a career in their area of study by providing practical experience, skills and knowledge necessary to successfully and professionally perform tasks and duties required at the entry level. Graduates of these programs are able to immediately seek employment. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, the completion of which facilitates transfer to a four year institution to complete their bachelor's degree. Non-credit courses and programs are available for individuals seeking personal interests, or those who wish to return to school to complete missing portions of their education.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Central Piedmont Community College are asked to contact an admissions advisor to begin the application process. As an open enrollment institution, the requirements for admission are minimal, and if met, typically guarantee admission. Students should provide all pertinent transcripts and test scores, as well as any other documentation the school may request. Once accepted, students will partake in orientation prior to registration.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students applying for aid must first obtain a federal PIN number, followed by submitting a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will be used to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students may also apply for scholarships from external sources, which typically require separate applications and are awarded for a variety of reasons.
Clubs and Organizations
Clubs and organizations provide students with a variety of social options to serve their interests. Some clubs follow academic and vocational specialization, assisting one another in skill development and focusing on a particular area of study. Some clubs participate in competitions, either academic, athletic or other, and invite students to participate by joining and either assisting competitors or becoming one. Other clubs focus on a particular interest or group of interests. Such clubs often attract likeminded individuals for the purposes of discussion and shared common interests, often almost entirely for social reasons.
Central Piedmont Community College offers assistance to clubs that formally form within the school, providing space and limited funding for operations. Students may petition the school for the formation of a new club if one does not exist that reflects their interests. Clubs and organizations update their information through the student life calendar, available on campus or online. The school promotes membership in clubs and organizations as it helps students socialize and bond, often extending relationships well past graduation.
Clubs and organizations at Central Piedmont Community College include:
- American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
- Clay Bodies
- Culinary Club
- Horticulture Club
- Black & Tans
- Anime Club
- Spectrum Club
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Central Piedmont Community College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,400-$2,900
- Out-of-State: $8,600-$10,290
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $76-$91 per unit
- Out-of-State: $270-$320 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||65%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||59%||$4,852|
|Receiving Student Loans||1%||$5,982|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Central Piedmont Community College may offer student services like:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Central Piedmont Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges
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- Gaston College in Boiling Springs, NC (21 miles away)
- York Technical College in Spartanburg, SC (22 miles away)
- Stanly Community College in Sylva, NC (35 miles away)
- Rowan - Cabarrus Community College in Wentworth, NC (37 miles away)
- Cleveland Community College in Murfreesboro, NC (38 miles away)
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