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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    C-
Western Piedmont Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1001 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, NC 28655
Website
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$5,590/ 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
    $4,287/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,830/ year
  • $49-75k
    $5,984/ year
  • $76-110k
    $5,785/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
88%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
788Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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Western Piedmont Community College Reviews

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I LOVE WPCC! They offer SO many programs for students of all backgrounds. I am currently enrolled in their Career in College Promise, for high school students seeking college credit. This is an amazing program and an excellent opportunity. The only thing I am not too fond of is their advisor, who can be a bit annoying.
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I have had a very good experience with WPCC overall. No, it has not given me all of the information and education that I wish to have learned throughout my college experience, but the professors and everything have been very good. The main issue that I have had has been more with the courses that that have not been general studies courses.
Wonderful community - staff and faculty are extremely helpful. Always available to meet with advisors. Used academic success center and tutoring many times, always free.