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 Central Piedmont Community College

Central Piedmont Community College - Charlotte, NC

1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

General information:(704)330-2722
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:19,840( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,798 $2,024 $2,450 -17%
Out-of-state $7,920 $8,168 $8,594 -5%
Books and supplies $1,194 $1,195 $1,315 -9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,999 $7,026 $7,026 0%
Other $7,094 $7,361 $7,575 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $7,094 $7,361 $7,575 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,992 $3,219 $3,765 0%
Off Campus $16,085 $17,606 $18,366 -6%
Off Campus with Family $10,086 $10,580 $11,340 -9%
On Campus $9,114 $9,363 $9,909 0%
Off Campus $22,207 $23,750 $24,510 -4%
Off Campus with Family $16,208 $16,724 $17,484 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,128
In-state fees $322
Out-of-state tuition $8,272
Out-of-state fees $322
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 702 58% --
Grant or scholarship aid 659 55% $2,799,754 $4,248
Federal grants 633 53% $2,711,379 $4,283
Pell grants 633 53% $2,695,329 $4,258
Other federal grants 78 6% $16,050 $206
State/local government grant or scholarships 184 15% $62,800 $341
Institutional grants or scholarships 37 3% $25,575 $691
Student loan aid 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 17,333 87% $42,789,547 $2,469
Pell grants 13,722 69% $35,322,198 $2,574
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $9,798 $9,769 $10,004
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,931 $7,255 $7,689
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,251 $8,273 $7,891
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,647 $9,299 $10,167
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,906 $9,463 $11,536
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 19,840
Undergraduate enrollment 19,840
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 739
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 32 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1969 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

07/18/1964 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/25/1967 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

04/28/2012 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

02/01/1970 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession222
Drug law violations33 6
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 023
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 125
Aggravated assault 012
Burglary 222
Motor vehicle theft 412
Arson 101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General13112
Turf and Turfgrass Management126
Category total14318
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General46-42
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management918
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General10-7
International Business/Trade/Commerce7-4
Marketing/Marketing Management, General4-8
Office Management and Supervision5467
Category total146991
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0-0
Graphic Communications, General3-2
Category total3-2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General505
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications22-17
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--7
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration6-5
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician1115
Information Science/Studies22-11
Information Technology18114
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager0-0
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster0-0
Category total84264
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Property Maintenance11-6
Category total68111
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching24-47
Category total24-47
Engineering Colleges
Category total--0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician1103
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician7-8
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician4-1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician0114
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician18-8
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other--6
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1-11
Surveying Technology/Surveying3-5
Category total44156
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development9--
Category total9--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation0-7
Category total0-7
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist--10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--16
Dental Assisting/Assistant-22-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--25
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician0-8
Medical Office Management/Administration--16
Medical/Clinical Assistant0174
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other68-22
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--24
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--98
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--11
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling40-3
Surgical Technology/Technologist--11
Category total11139248
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science0--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies6-17
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician2-15
Category total8-32
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary-00
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-3829
Category total-3829
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies--0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other--57
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-8720
Category total-8777
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician192-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician24028
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician2727
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/82115
Category total152550
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General0-0
Category total0-0
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef9-8
Culinary Arts/Chef Training20-16
Category total29-24
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant2718
Welding Technology/Welder3907
Category total66115
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician5744
Category total5744
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art13-15
Game and Interactive Media Design3208
Graphic Design181-3
Interior Design-510
Category total226536
Grand total10411161511