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  1. Professors
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    A
Central Piedmont is a public college located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,922 undergraduate students. The Central Piedmont acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Information Technology, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 22% of students, Central Piedmont alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,900.
About Central Piedmont Community College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Cost

Net Price
$7,461/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,146/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,323/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,026/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,172/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,514/ year
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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.95 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,922Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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I have been taking dual credit classes with CPCC and it has been one of the best academic experiences of my life. With the program that I have been enrolled in, the Career and College Promise Program, I do not have to pay tuition, only class fees and textbook fees, and it has been an amazing money saver. I plan on transferring to a four-year college and taking these classes has helped me better prepare for the level of classes that I will be taking there and has also helped me save tons of money to put towards that university. It is super easy to apply, however, their communication gets a little iffy sometimes. With all that being said, I am so thankful for CPCC and the programs that they offer to high school students, college students, and even people just looking for a fun class throughout the year. Two thumbs up!
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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.
It's a great school! Most of the professors are great and the networking opportunities the school provides are extremely useful. If you are pursuing an applied science degree, you will definitely be able to get a good paying job. Make sure to speak to your professors about internships and opportunities available for you.