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Central Piedmont Community College Overview

Central Piedmont Community College is a public institution located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Central Piedmont Community College Known For?

3,423 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Central Piedmont Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 30% of the faculty were full-time.

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Central Piedmont Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#47 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree 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
#4 Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Online Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#109 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#109 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Central Piedmont Community College?

Location of Central Piedmont Community College

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

As long as you submit the requested materials to Central Piedmont Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Central Piedmont Community College?

1% Take Out Loans
13.5% Loan Default Rate

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 $5,982 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

6,781 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,824 undergraduate students at Central Piedmont Community College, with 6,781 being full-time and 12,043 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Central Piedmont Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,781 full-time undergraduates at Central Piedmont Community College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Central Piedmont Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Central Piedmont Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 346
Black or African American 1,579
Hispanic or Latino 906
White 2,885
International Students 606
Other Races/Ethnicities 459

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 7th 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 #1,572 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
Business Administration & Management 4%
Fire Protection 10%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 48%
Health Professions 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 32%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 3%
Liberal Arts General Studies 3%

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 Management & Inspection #3
Construction Trades #8
Design & Applied Arts #30
Fire Protection #31
Visual & Performing Arts #65
Computer Information Systems #114
Health & Medical Administrative Services #216
Computer & Information Sciences #261
Criminal Justice & Corrections #271
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #308
Liberal Arts General Studies #337
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #337

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,251 0 1,251
Business Administration & Management 230 121 0 351
Computer Information Systems 124 66 6 196
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 57 82 7 146
Design & Applied Arts 58 63 12 133
Culinary Arts 68 53 0 121
Criminal Justice & Corrections 79 26 0 105
Mental & Social Health Services 69 22 0 91
Health & Medical Administrative Services 34 46 0 80
Nursing 0 80 0 80
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 1 50 21 72
Accounting 34 35 1 70
Precision Metal Working 25 37 0 62
Legal Support Services 0 34 26 60
Allied Health Professions 0 56 0 56
Teacher Education Grade Specific 18 36 0 54
Dental Support Services 0 30 23 53
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 39 4 0 43
Fire Protection 17 23 0 40
Building Management & Inspection 22 14 0 36
Hospitality Management 22 9 1 32
General Engineering 0 27 0 27
Special Education 24 0 0 24
Environmental Control Technology 17 5 0 22
Mechanical Engineering Technology 7 15 0 22
Horticulture 7 14 0 21
Audiovisual Communications 11 9 0 20
Electronics Engineering Technology 3 17 0 20
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 4 15 0 19
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 6 12 0 18
Cosmetology 1 16 0 17
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 7 7 1 15
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 2 12 14
Engineering-Related Technologies 4 5 0 9
American Sign Language 1 8 0 9
Graphic Communications 0 7 0 7
Human Development & Family Studies 7 0 0 7
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 1 6 0 7
Architectural Engineering Technology 2 4 0 6
Civil Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
Computer Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
General Education 0 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 999 2,314 110 3,423

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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