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Western Piedmont Community College
Western Piedmont Community College 1001 Burkemont Ave Morganton, NC 28655 Phone: (828) 438-6000
  • General Information
    About Western Piedmont Community College

    In accordance with the mission of the North Carolina Community College System, the mission of Western Piedmont Community College is to open the door to high-quality, accessible learning opportunities that minimize barriers to postsecondary education, maximize student success, and improve the lives and well-being of individuals by providing: Education, training and retraining for the workforce, including basic skills and literacy education, occupational and pre- baccalaureate programs. Support for economic development through services to and in partnership with business and industry. Services to communities and individuals to promote continuous learning and improve the quality of life. Sound management practices which measure and enhance institutional effectiveness.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 72%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,163
    Native American 11
    Asian 79
    African American 426
    Hispanic 203
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,069
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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