Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC)

Morganton, NC

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Western Piedmont Community College

Western Piedmont Community College

Western Piedmont Community College Student Essentials

Western Piedmont Community College Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.wpcc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $2,235
Out-of-State Tuition: $8,379
Retention Rate: 57%
Enrollment: 3,991
Year Established: 1964

About WPCC

With a true commitment to the citizens of Burke County, Western Piedmont Community College offers a variety of academics to suit a variety of needs. The school consists of the following divisions:

  • Business Technologies
  • Developmental Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Western Piedmont also provides continuing education programs in Emergency & Health Services, as well as specific occupational training. In addition to these certification programs, the school offers workforce development. Computer training, entrepreneurship workshops and classes for unemployment adults help to enrich the local economy.

The majority of financial aid at WPCC comes from federal sources. These need-based grants and student loans combine with state scholarships like the North Carolina Community College Grant to provide significant assistance. The school also offers several institutional scholarships to eligible students.

As a community college, Western Piedmont keeps its admissions open to all who seek higher education. If you’re over the age of 18 or have graduated high school, and you can benefit from higher education, you can enroll at WPCC.

The admissions process varies depending on the type of program you register for, so make sure to consult the school’s website for further information.

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WPCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Western Piedmont Community College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

I think Western Piedmont is a great college that offers a great oppurtunity for a good education at a reasonable price. I enjoy the classes most. If your an up and coming student just relax and enjoy.


WPCC Map & Location

Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, NC 28655


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Getting Around WPCC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Morganton, NC

Winter
Dec
50
29
Jan
49
26
Feb
53
30
Spring
Mar
61
36
Apr
70
44
May
78
53
Summer
Jun
85
62
Jul
88
66
Aug
86
65
Fall
Sep
79
58
Oct
70
45
Nov
61
36

WPCC Students

Total Students 3,991

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 9%
  • Caucasian: 81%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 3%
African American 9%
Caucasian 81%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 32%
Part-Time 68%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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Western Piedmont Community College

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