WPCC Description

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.

Quick Facts about Western Piedmont Community College

Region

Southeast

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

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

$2,155

Out-of-State Tuition

$8,299

Retention Rate

60%

Enrollment

2,826

Year Established

1964

WPCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  1 review
3 star
 
2 star
 
1 star
 

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

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

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WPCC Students

Total Students
2,826

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
100%
Out-of-State
0%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
8%
Asian
4%
Caucasian
81%
Latino
3%
Other
4%

Students State Origin

North Carolina
100%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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