Western Piedmont Community College: Review & Facts

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Western Piedmont Community College is a small two-year, public school with 1,950 students enrolled. This school is the only college located in Morganton, North Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
42
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at Western Piedmont Community College.

WPCC deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 42 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Criminal Justice, Medical Assistant, Management, and Industrial Technologies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
64%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Western Piedmont Community College is relatively low at 64% (close to North Carolina average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
11 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Western Piedmont Community College is very low: 26%.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Piedmont Community College is good - 11:1. Learn more details on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$8,800
Low
Average tuition pricing is relatevely low, about $8,600 a year. The additional fees at Western Piedmont Community College not covered by tuition are roughly $200, which comes to $8,800 per year.

Read the details about Western Piedmont Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Western Piedmont Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (828) 438-6000 or check Western Piedmont Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Western Piedmont Community College provides a distance learning option.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at WPCC, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at Western Piedmont Community College.

Based on the college crime numbers, Western Piedmont Community College appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Piedmont Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, North Carolina 28655-4511, USA
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