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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,576 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
35.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
267 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Central Piedmont Community College is $2,432, which is $790 less than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $8,576, which is 352% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,640 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,461.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 0% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Central Piedmont Community College has a total enrollment of 19,487 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Piedmont Community College is 6,922 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,565. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.8% White, 28.5% Black or African American, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.01% Asian, 3.18% Two or More Races, 0.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (7.58%), followed by White Female (7.15%) and Black or African American Female (5.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 350 more women than men graduated from Central Piedmont Community College. The majority of students graduating from Central Piedmont Community College are White. These 1,614 graduates mean that there were 1.93 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 836 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Central Piedmont Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,036 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 77 graduates and Registered Nursing with 55 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Central Piedmont Community College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Science Technologies, with 24 graduates, followed by Liberal Arts & Humanities with 1,045 graduates and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services with 361 graduates.


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Central Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $111,862 (N/A), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Central Piedmont Community College had a total expenditure of $211M. Of that $211M, they spent $84M on salaries and $20.9M on benefits.

Central Piedmont Community College employs 401 No academic ranks, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Central Piedmont Community College are Female No academic ranks (210), Male No academic ranks (191), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Piedmont Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 226 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 193 employees, and Management with 173 employees.



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