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Central Piedmont Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Central Piedmont Community College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Central Piedmont Community College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Central Piedmont Community College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Central Piedmont Community College was awarded 903 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is hotel, motel, and restaurant management.

Overall Quality

Central Piedmont Community College landed the #422 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 113 colleges in North Carolina, Central Piedmont Community College is ranked at #8.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Central Piedmont Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Central Piedmont Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Central Piedmont Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Central Piedmont Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Piedmont Community College is 29%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  29 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Piedmont Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Central Piedmont Community College this rate is 52%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  52 out of 100
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Central Piedmont Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,668 undergraduates at Central Piedmont Community College with 6,367 being full-time and 10,301 being part-time.

How Much Does Central Piedmont Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Central Piedmont Community College is $6,002. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Central Piedmont Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,937 $6,336 $7,087 $8,682 $5,532

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Central Piedmont Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Central Piedmont Community College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,172 a year. That adds up to $20,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Central Piedmont Community College is 10.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Central Piedmont Community College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Central Piedmont Community College make about $27,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 31% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Central Piedmont Community College

Central Piedmont Community College is a public institution located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The location of Central Piedmont Community College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Central Piedmont Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-330-2722
Website: www.cpcc.edu/

Central Piedmont Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Central Piedmont Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Central Piedmont Community College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 16,641 students took at least one online class at Central Piedmont Community College. This is an increase from the 10,032 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 16,641 15,039
2018-2019 10,032 4,050
2017-2018 10,756 4,139
2016-2017 10,649 3,903
2015-2016 10,463 3,703

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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