Western Piedmont Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,432

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,500

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.8%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,834

42.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

28.9%

66 Graduates

About

Western Piedmont Community College is a higher education institution located in Burke County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Piedmont Community College were .

In 2017, 464 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Piedmont Community College. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (379 degrees), 7.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (51 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Piedmont Community College is $2,432, which is $-4,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Piedmont Community College is $2,432, which is $-4,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,500.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Western Piedmont Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Western Piedmont Community College is $-4,982 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,500

2017 Value

1.61%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Western Piedmont Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,500. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Western Piedmont Community College grew by 1.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,902

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Piedmont Community College was of $6,902 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 0.116% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Western Piedmont Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 9.09% with respect to 2016, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

13.8%

2016 Default Rate

8

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western Piedmont Community College was 13.8%, which represents 8 out of the 58 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Western Piedmont Community College has a total enrollment of 1,834 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Piedmont Community College is 775 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,059. This means that 42.3% of students enrolled at Western Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.4% White, 7.42% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Black or African American, 6.87% Asian, 0.709% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Western Piedmont Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Asian Female (4.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,834 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Piedmont Community College is 775 and the part-time enrollment is 1,059. This means that 42.3% of students enrolled at Western Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Western Piedmont Community College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Western Piedmont Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,420

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    136

  3. Black or African American

    131

The enrolled student population at Western Piedmont Community College is 77.4% White, 7.42% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Black or African American, 6.87% Asian, 0.709% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5 students (0.273%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 120 more women than men received degrees from Western Piedmont Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Western Piedmont Community College are white (379 degrees awarded). There were 7.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (51 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Piedmont Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Piedmont Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees), and Protective Services (51 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Piedmont Community College are Police officers (123,376 people), Other managers (110,463 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (109,009 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (44,131 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (43,273 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Piedmont Community College are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), Agriculture (11 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (25 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Piedmont Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Marketing managers, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Western Piedmont Community College are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), Agriculture (11 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (25 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Piedmont Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (306,336 people), Elementary & secondary schools (194,693 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (91,704 people), Computer Systems Design (79,453 people), and Construction (72,108 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Piedmont Community College are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), Agriculture (11 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (25 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Western Piedmont Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Piedmont Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 172

  2. 292

In 2017, 172 degrees were awarded to men at Western Piedmont Community College, which is 0.589 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (292).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Western Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.463 times less than the 123 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 123 degrees were awarded to women at Western Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.16 times more than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Western Piedmont Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (55.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Piedmont Community College is Male and Asian (55.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    379 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    51 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Piedmont Community College is white (379 degrees awarded). There were 7.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (51 degrees).

0.216% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    241 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    138 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Piedmont Community College is white female (241 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (138 degrees).

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Operations

Western Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.35M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $112k (4.78%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Western Piedmont Community College had a total salary expenditure of $21.8M. Western Piedmont Community College employs 71 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Piedmont Community College are Female No academic ranks (38), Male No academic ranks(33), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Piedmont Community College are: Management, with 27 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.35M

2017 Endowment

1.95%

growth from 2016

Western Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.35M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Piedmont Community College grew 1.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.31M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Western Piedmont Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.7M

2017 Salaries

4.14%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Western Piedmont Community College paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($21.8M) and a 4.14% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.44% decline from 2015 and a 6.47% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.56M

Instructional Salaries

71

Number of Employees

In 2017, Western Piedmont Community College paid a total of $3.56M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.01M (29.3%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

71 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

27 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Piedmont Community College were No academic rank with 71 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Piedmont Community College were Management with 27 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Piedmont Community College was Female No academic rank with 38 employees, Male No academic rank with 33 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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