Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton

Morganton, NC

Western Piedmont Community College offers 216-degree programs and 12 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 1 high safety campus. 40% are women, and 60% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Western Piedmont Community College is 7665$, that is at the level of national average. 21% of full-time Western Piedmont Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $26,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Western Piedmont Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$7,665
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Western Piedmont Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,124
$30,001 - $48,000$7,804
$48,001 - $75,000$9,329
$75,001 - $110,000$11,867
$110,001+--

Finance

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Percent of students with financial aid

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11%

Types of financial aids

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1754 of Western Piedmont Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 85 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Western Piedmont Community College number 77 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at Western Piedmont Community College awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$26,800

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate

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21%
BELOW AVERAGE

Western Piedmont Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

21% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Western Piedmont Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Western Piedmont Community College is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

11:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

1

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Western Piedmont Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Western Piedmont Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in North Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1001 Burkemont Ave address in Morganton, North Carolina.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Western Piedmont Community College with 0.34% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Western Piedmont Community College offers 216 programs in total: 120 are for Associate's degree, 72 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 24 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 196 universities in North Carolina state. Western Piedmont Community College is one of the few institutions in North Carolina that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 12 distance learning programs that are offered in the Western Piedmont Community College: 9 are for Associate's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the North Carolina state average data to help you compare.

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Western Piedmont Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1677 students with 50320 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Location & Website

Address: 1001 Burkemont Ave

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Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8284386000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wpcc.edu

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