C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    B+
Central Piedmont Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,892/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,564/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,092/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,261/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,806/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,514/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,912Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Central Piedmont Community College Reviews

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I've genuinely enjoyed my time at CPCC! As with any school, it's what you make of it. I've mostly taken classes at the Levine campus or online, and one class each at Central and Cato. I love how Central is setup like a small university. It prepares you for when you transfer to a larger, four-year school's campus. Some classes are easy and some are surprisingly rigorous. All of my instructors have been great (hint: when scheduling your classes, check out ratemyprofessors.com for reviews on potential instructors to save yourself the headache...you'll thank me later). There have been a few safety issues (particularly at Central) but CPCC is really good about communicating any issues via email to students. All campuses promote various Student Life events throughout the semester. Finally, it's nice to be able to say that I'm graduating next month with no debt.
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I am very impressed with Central Piedmont's Baking and Pastry Arts program which I am currently attending. The Chefs(instructors) are incredible and want their students to succeed. The only thing I would have changed at the start of the program there was some confusion on uniforms and books which would be an easy fix with better communication. Overall experience has been excellent!
Central Piedmont Community College was an outstanding institution. Though people may have mixed feelings about community college, the courses were all rigorous and they challenged you. All the faculty and staff were there for the students to ensure our success as we strive for a higher education. The professors were very much accessible to the students with an email, phone number, text message, and they would reply immediately. Overall Central Piedmont Community College was an amazing experience and at an affordable price; to make sure that no student leaves with debt for trying to achieve a higher education, and also they have a lot of scholarships for the current students and the upcoming freshman, additional they have a summer bridge program that intended for high school students to have smooth transition to college, the only things that they ain't got is athletics,