Western Piedmont Community College

Western Piedmont Community College

Morganton, North Carolina


Western Piedmont Community College

Western Piedmont Community College is a public, at least 2 but less than 4 years institution located in Morganton, North Carolina. The campus is situated in a small city area and is home to 1,820 undergraduate students.

Frequently Asked

How much does it cost to attend Western Piedmont Community College?

The cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for attending Western Piedmont Community College for an academic year is $2,577 (in-state) / $8,721 (out-of-state). 77% of undergraduate students at Western Piedmont Community College receive financial aid.

What degrees are offered at Western Piedmont Community College?

The degrees offered at Western Piedmont Community College include "less than one year certificate", "one but less than two years certificate" and "associate's degree".

What are the popular majors at Western Piedmont Community College?

The most popular programs/majors at Western Piedmont Community College include "Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities", "Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin"" and "Criminal Justice and Corrections".

What is the graduation rate at Western Piedmont Community College?

The graduation rate at Western Piedmont Community College is 43%.

What is the debt of graduating Western Piedmont Community College students? What is the earnings?

The median debt of Western Piedmont Community College students is $3,500 and after college, former students in their mid-career (10 years after entry) earn an average salary of $27,100.

Overview

College Category

Degree-granting, associate's and certificates

Student-to-faculty Ratio

10

Awards Offered

Less than one year certificate

One but less than two years certificate

Associate's degree

City

Morganton

College Type

Public

Campus Housing

No

Location Setting

Small City

Average Grant or Scholarship Aid

$7,543

General

Address

1001 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, North Carolina 28655-4511

College Website

https://www.wpcc.edu

Admissions

This college has open admission policy


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Costs to Attend

The cost for in-state undergraduate students to attend Western Piedmont Community College for an academic year can be broken down into $2,432 for tuition, $145 for fees, $1,400 for books and supplies, - for room and board and - for other expenses.

In-State Tuition and Fees

$2,577
In-state tuition$2,432
In-state fees$145
Books and supplies$1,400
Room and board-
Other expenses-

The cost for out-of-state undergraduate students to attend Western Piedmont Community College for an academic year can be broken down into $8,576 for tuition, $145 for fees, $1,400 for books and supplies, - for room and board and - for other expenses.

Out-of-State Tution and Fees

$8,721
Out-of-state tuition$8,576
Out-of-state fees$145
Books and supplies$1,400
Room and board-
Other expenses-
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Students

Western Piedmont Community College has 1,820 undergradute students. 38% of the undergraduate students are male compared to 62% female.

Undergradute Enrollment

1,820

Enrollment by gender

38%

38% men

62%

62% women

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Academics

The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Western Piedmont Community College is 43%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 45% compared to 41% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Western Piedmont Community College is 69%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate

43%

Graduation Rate by Gender

45%

45% men

41%

41% women

Retention Rate

69%
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After College

The average earnings of former students working 10 years after entry at Western Piedmont Community College is $27,100 with 25% of former students having earnings less than $13,900 compared to 25% former students having earnings greater than $37,100.

Mean Earnings After 10 Years

$27,100

Earnings Range After 10 Years

$13,900 - $37,100

Percent Earning Over $25,000 After 10 Years

52%

The percent of former students working 10 years after entry at Western Piedmont Community College is 78% compared to 22% of former students 10 years after entry not working.

Working Status

78%

78% percent_working

22%

22% percent_not_working

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Programs and Majors

The largest programs/majors at Western Piedmont Community College include "Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities" with 144 graduates followed by "Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin" with 36 graduates, "Criminal Justice and Corrections" with 18 graduates, "Accounting and Related Services" with 11 graduates and "Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians" with 11 graduates.

Program/MajorGraduates
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities144
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin36
Criminal Justice and Corrections18
Accounting and Related Services11
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians11

ⓘ Graduates by program are reported for students receiving associates degree.

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