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  • Western Piedmont Community College
  • General Address :
  • 1001 Burkemont Ave
    Morganton, North Carolina 28655
    USA
    Phone: (828) 438-6141
  • Institution Type :
  • Public , 2-year
  • Student Population:
  • 1,000-5,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
    Associate's
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  • About the School:
  • 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.
  • Admission information :
    • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees
    In-state$1,874$2,155$2,235$2,3264.1%
    Out-of-state$8,018$8,299$8,379$8,5081.5%
    Books and supplies$1,160$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
    Living arrangement
    Off Campus
    Room and board$7,358$11,151$11,151$11,3291.6%
    Other$4,738$4,050$4,050$4,1151.6%
    Off Campus with Family
    Other$5,088$4,050$4,050$4,1151.6%
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    In-state
    Off Campus$15,130$18,656$18,736$19,0701.8%
    Off Campus with Family$8,122$7,505$7,585$7,7412.1%
    Out-of-state
    Off Campus$21,274$24,800$24,880$25,2521.5%
    Off Campus with Family$14,266$13,649$13,729$13,9231.4%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (828) 438-6042
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid127585%————
    Grant or scholarship aid27084%$1,349,700$4,999
    Federal grants24977%$1,246,057$5,004
    Pell grants24977%$1,191,954$4,787
    Other federal grants3411%$54,103$1,591
    State/local government grant or scholarships9028%$80,668$896
    Institutional grants or scholarships227%$22,975$1,044
    Student loan aid4815%$95,661$1,993
    Federal student loans3812%$90,111$2,371
    Other student loans134%$5,550$427

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid12,10481%$10,040,035$4,772
    Pell grants1,91173%$9,054,552$4,738
    Federal student loans46618%$1,903,217$4,084

  • School Website:
  • www.wpcc.edu
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