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

6,367 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
#98 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
#2 Best Optometric Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#26 Most Popular Precision Production Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Central Piedmont Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#5 Best Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Schools College Factual
#13 Best Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#17 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Schools College Factual
#19 Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools College Factual
#30 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Schools College Factual

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

Can I Afford Central Piedmont Community College?

$2,432 In-State Tuition
1% Take Out Loans
10.6% 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 $1,870 $1,870

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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%.

Central Piedmont Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,367 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,668 undergraduate students at Central Piedmont Community College, with 6,367 being full-time and 10,301 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 6,367 full-time undergraduates at Central Piedmont Community College, 44% are male and 56% 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 333
Black or African American 1,476
Hispanic or Latino 1,000
White 2,684
International Students 496
Other Races/Ethnicities 378

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

15,039 Took All Classes Online
16,641 Took At Least One Class Online
70.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 16,641 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 2019-2020.

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 70.2%. This is the #426 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Central Piedmont Community College regardless of major.

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 27 19 0 46
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 10 29 6 45
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 39 0 42
Building/Property Maintenance 12 19 0 31
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 29 0 29
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 28 28
Medical Office Management/Administration 6 20 0 26
Welding Technology/Welder 6 17 1 24
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 1 22 0 23
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 21 0 21
Architectural Engineering Technology 10 10 0 20
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 7 13 20
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 20 0 20
Other Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technologies 10 9 0 19
Surgical Technology 0 19 0 19
Electrician 13 5 0 18
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering Technology 1 17 0 18
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 4 14 0 18
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 18 0 18
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist 0 3 14 17
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 15 0 15
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 6 9 0 15
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 14 0 14
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 3 11 0 14
Surveying Technology/Surveying 2 8 0 10
Laboratory Technician 0 10 0 10
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 10 0 10
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 0 10 0 10
Biomedical Technology 0 8 0 8
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 6 2 8
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 6 0 6
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 6 0 0 6
Computer Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 5 0 5
Occupational Safety & Health Technology 2 2 0 4
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 0 4 0 4
Civil Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Polysomnography 0 0 0 0
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 0 0 0 0
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, & Nail Instructor 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 122 466 64 652

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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