Western Piedmont Community College: Ranking & Review

United States

Western Piedmont Community College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,8347301,104

1,080 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

286 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Western Piedmont Community College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Western Piedmont Community College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Western Piedmont Community College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$2,432$8,576
Fees for full-time undergraduates$145$145
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$76$268

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities180180
Health Professions and Related Programs102102
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service5151
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3131
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2525
Visual and Performing Arts1414
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1111
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services99
Legal Professions and Studies99
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics66
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services66
Precision Production44
Natural Resources and Conservation44
Construction Trades44
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences
Grand Total464464

A total of 464 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Western Piedmont Community College.

Graduation rate29%33%26%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

General info

Alternative namesWPCC
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementWestern Piedmont Community College's mission is to provide accessible, high-quality education that improves lives and promotes growth in our community.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff250
Instructional FTE131
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.wpcc.edu
Address1001 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, North Carolina, 28655-4511
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small