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Central Piedmont Community College is a public institution situated in Charlotte, North Carolina. The city atmosphere of Charlotte makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

6,790 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,432 Avg In-State Tuition

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Central Piedmont Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Central Piedmont Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Central Piedmont Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Most Popular Cosmetology Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Where Is Central Piedmont Community College?

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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

Can I Afford Central Piedmont Community College?

$2,432 In-State Tuition
1% Take Out Loans
13.5% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Central Piedmont Community College students paid $76 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $268 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,432 $8,576
Fees $360 $360
Books and Supplies $1,637 $1,637

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Central Piedmont Community College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,982 a year. That adds up to $23,928 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Central Piedmont Community College is 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Central Piedmont Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,790 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,646 undergraduate students at Central Piedmont Community College, with 6,790 being full-time and 11,856 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 6,790 full-time undergraduates at Central Piedmont Community College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central Piedmont Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 352
Black or African American 1,547
Hispanic or Latino 972
White 2,866
International Students 564
Other Races/Ethnicities 489

Over 102 countries are represented at Central Piedmont Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and Congo.

Online Learning at Central Piedmont Community College

4,139 Took All Classes Online
10,756 Took At Least One Class Online
6.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 10,756 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Central Piedmont Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 22nd most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Central Piedmont Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Piedmont Community College was 6.4%. This is the #1,215 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Central Piedmont Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Central Piedmont Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 48%
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Central Piedmont Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Central Piedmont Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Building/Property Maintenance #1
Building Management & Inspection #3
Construction Trades #8
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #48
Health & Medical Administrative Services #186

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Central Piedmont Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 69 15 0 84
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 49 26 7 82
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 41 34 0 75
Medical Office Management/Administration 32 36 0 68
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 8 48 0 56
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 27 19 0 46
Electrician 39 4 0 43
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 21 18 0 39
Building/Property Maintenance 22 14 0 36
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 30 0 30
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 4 21 26
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 0 23 0 23
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 23 23
Welding Technology/Welder 4 19 0 23
Energy Management & Systems Technology/Technician 17 5 0 22
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 7 15 0 22
Surgical Technology/Technologist 0 20 0 20
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 19 0 19
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 16 0 16
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 16 0 16
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 7 7 1 15
Other Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians 3 11 0 14
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist 0 2 12 14
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 2 11 0 13
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 0 12 0 12
Laboratory Technician 0 12 0 12
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2 10 0 12
Surveying Technology/Surveying 4 5 0 9
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 8 0 8
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 8 0 8
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 0 7 0 7
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 2 4 0 6
Biomedical Technology 2 4 0 6
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 0 6 0 6
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 6 0 0 6
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 0 5 0 5
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 4 0 4
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 0 2 0 2
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, & Nail Instructor 1 0 0 1
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 366 499 64 929

References

*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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