Western Piedmont Community College

1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655-4511

About Western Piedmont Community College

Western Piedmont Community College is classified as a medium-sized, rural-serving public Associate’s college with a student body of up to 7,500 students. Rural-serving institutions are located in areas with a total population of less than 500,000 residents. This mid-sized two-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 2,000 to 4,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, 40-59% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate3,322
Student Age% Under 2552%
 % 25 and Over43%
 % Age Unknown5%
Attendance Type% Full-time55%
 % Part-time45%
Race/Ethnicity% White80.0%
 % Black9.7%
 % Asian5.2%
 % Latino2.1%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown1.5%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadNO
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$1,874
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,018
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid65%
 % Undergraduates with Loans12%
 % Undergraduates with Grants64%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,160
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,358
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,738
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,088

Neighborhood Data for the Morganton Area

Median Age41.6
Median Household Income$29,301
Total Population16,944
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.2% 51.8%
 Age 0-948.4%51.6%
 Age 10-1751.5%48.5%
 Age 18-2451.7%48.3%
 Age 25-2948.2%51.8%
 Age 30-3951.6%48.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White77.3%
 % Black11.8%
 % Asian1.3%
 % Latino14.8%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%


On Campus Housing ProvidedNo
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,358
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$464
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50050.0%50.5%20.1%
 $500 to $74950.0%40.6%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%8.8%10.9%
 Over $10000.0%0.0%7.7%
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