CPCC Description

The Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, provides students of Mecklenburg County with learning-based academics and partnerships with local industries so that they can receive the education necessary to gain entry-level employment in the community.

To enhance your college life, CPCC brings in world class music, theatre and visual arts throughout the year. Performances and exhibits at the school’s Halton Theater and Elizabeth Ross Gallery are open to both students and the community.

One of the most notable events of the year is the Sensoria experience, a weeklong event of cultural enrichment and community service where you can meet artists and scholars.

A wide range of extracurricular activities are offered by CPCC to make your college experience dynamic and exciting. From student clubs like Clay Bodies and the Criminal Justice Club to service learning opportunities like alternative spring breaks, there’ll be a program designed for your interests.

An extensive range of two-year degrees and certificate programs are available at CPCC, including:

  • Advertising and Graphic Design
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Mass Communication and Journalism

North Carolina residents receive discounted tuition, although Central Piedmont makes financial aid available to all students who qualify through scholarships and federal grant and loan programs.

Admissions require that students take a placement exam before enrollment unless they submit satisfactory ACT/SAT or COMPASS and ASSET scores.

Quick Facts about Central Piedmont Community College

Region

Southeast

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.cpcc.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$2,481

Out-of-State Tuition

$8,625

Retention Rate

56%

Enrollment

18,608

Year Established

1963

CPCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  6 reviews
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

67% of students gave Central Piedmont Community College 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

CPCC has a wide variety of degrees to choose from. I was shocked to learn some of the courses that are offered at the school. I have enjoyed attending classes here because they are not too crowded, and I feel very personable with faculty. Financial aid covered everything for me for the semester, which allowed me to concentrate completely on my studies. I am 100% satisfied with the courses that I have been taking and even took some that just caught my interest.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

overall this school is not extraordinary great community college, but it is fine for a community level.

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CPCC Students

Total Students
18,608

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
38%
Part-Time
62%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
8%
African American
35%
Caucasian
48%
Asian
1%
Unknown and Other
8%

International Students

International
4%
Domestic
96%

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