Central Piedmont Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

Box 35009

Charlotte, NC 28235-5009

(704) 330-2722

Fax: (704) 330-6007

Contact: Linda McComb

Associate Dean of Admissions/Registration/Records
Main Address

PO Box 35009

Charlotte, NC 28235-5009

(704) 330-2722


Total undergrads: 18,606

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,568

Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,380


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Placement test scores used for admission to some programs with specific requirements.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services A,C
Turf Management A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Interior Design A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
International Business A
Management Information Systems A,C
Operations Management C
Real Estate A,C
Retailing A,C
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,C
Database Management A,C
Information Technology A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C
Web/Multimedia Management A,C

Construction Trades

Electrician A,C


Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Engineering/Industrial Management A,C
Mechanical Drafting C
Mechanical Engineering Technology A
Occupational Safety A
Surveying Technology A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Cardiovascular Technology A
Cytotechnology A
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Laboratory Assistance A
Medical Office Administration C
Medical Records Technology A,C
Mental Health Services Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Shop Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Police Science C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Central Piedmont Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (704) 330-2722
Website: www.cpcc.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 18,646
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,614 (46% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,792
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,936
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 61%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,128

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Central Piedmont Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Central Piedmont Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 85
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Construction Trades 32
Education 41
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 910
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 1116
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 32
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 84
Personal and Culinary Services 43
Precision Production 42
Science Technologies/Technicians 21
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 64
Grand total 7260

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Central Piedmont Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $2,792
Out-of-state $8,936
Books and supplies $1,637

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 826 61%
Grant or scholarship aid 743 55% $5,128
Student loan aid 16 1% $6,691

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 10,152 54% $3,524
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Central Piedmont Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Central Piedmont Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Central Piedmont Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 18,646
Undergraduate enrollment 18,646
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Central Piedmont Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

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