Western Piedmont Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1001 Burkemont Avenue

Morganton, NC 28655-4504

(828) 438-6051

Fax: (828) 438-6065



Contact: Susan Williams

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1001 Burkemont Avenue

Morganton, NC 28655-4511

(828) 438-6000

www.wpcc.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,826

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,030

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for health programs.


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Office Clerical Services A,C
Operations Management A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics C
Computer Science A
Computer Systems Analysis A,C
Data Processing Technology A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance A,C

Education

Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering

Civil Engineering A
Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering – General A
Mechanical Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Laboratory Assistance A
Medical Office Administration A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Recreational Therapy A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Natural Sciences A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General A,C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies 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.

Western Piedmont Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(828) 438-6000
Website:www.wpcc.edu
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_community_college/apply.html?application_id=1534
Address:1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655-4511
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,789
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:839 (47% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$2,577
Out-of-state Tuition:$8,721
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:82%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,594

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Western Piedmont Community College Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services33
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Construction Trades21
Education1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields47
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Health Professions and Related Programs57
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Precision Production43
Visual and Performing Arts22
Grand total3235

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Western Piedmont Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies11
Grand total53

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Western 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$2,577
Out-of-state$8,721
Books and supplies$1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid17282%
Grant or scholarship aid17282%$4,594
Student loan aid10%$5,000

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,29066%$5,192
Federal student loans00%$0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Western 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 Western Piedmont Community College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

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

Western Piedmont Community College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,789
Undergraduate enrollment1,789
Graduate enrollment0

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

Western 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)

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