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  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    C
Western Piedmont is a public college located in Morganton, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 660 undergraduate students. The Western Piedmont acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Police and Criminal Science. Graduating 53% of students, Western Piedmont alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,700.
1001 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, NC 28655
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

Western Piedmont Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$4,914/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,543/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
84%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
3
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    16%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
660Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,119
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
65%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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This college has helped me get a head start on my college career. Their CCP (Career & College Promise) program has truly helped me and other students. The staff is very helpful by caring about their students and do their best to help students succeed. Currently as a junior in high school, I will be getting my associates by the end of my senior year. They have helped me save quite a bit of money and will continue helping me. This school is one of my top picks for colleges.
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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.
The love and support I have received at Western Piedmont has encouraged me to continue to pursue a higher education. I was not sure of what career I wanted to chose and felt overwhelmed by the whole college experience. The staff here has helped me find my passion and they provide a lot of resources to their students. I have had a great experience with all the professors I had have had.