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Western Piedmont Community College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

3,195 students

100% admitted

  • 1,805 full time
  • 1,390 part time
  • 702 men full time
  • 1,103 women full time
  • open enrollment

2,837 Undergraduates

$8,352 tuition/year

  • 358 Non-Degree
  • $8,352 out of state
  • $27 fees
  • N/A room & board
  • $1,300 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Associate's degree
Level of Institution: At least 2 but less than 4 years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Johnna from Morganton, NC
  • 0
  • The typical reason most people attend a community college is because of its affordability, but Western Piedmont Community College offers a more rich environment in which students experience a diverse…

  • Sep-10-2012 Read More
  • Jodi from Morganton, NC
  • 0
  • It is a great community college. The staff are wonderful. The resources for this campus are much better that some of the other colleges around.…

  • Mar-19-2012 Read More
  • Der from Valdese, NC
  • 0
  • Western Piedmont Community College, WPCC, had greatly helped prepared me to go into a 4-year University. Attending WPCC was a challenged, but with the help of my instructors I managed…

  • Apr-23-2012 Read More
  • Anna from Morganton, NC
  • 0
  • Western Piedmont has a relaxed atmosphere with teachers who have a vivid experience of the subject they art teaching. They are not there to be condescending or deceptive, they give…

  • Dec-10-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

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.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Taylar from Connelly Springs, NC
  • Dec-22-2011 I am a current student here

    The overall experience at Western Piedmont Community College has been a positive one. From the administration to the students, everyone has been very eager to help anyway they can.

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  • 1
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-29-2011 I am a current student here

    I HATE having to go to Western Piedmont for a SIXTH semester. The teachers are great but the ADIMINISTRATION IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. If you are expecting guidance from you advisor - BEWARE. Double check everything yourself and keep your files organized - you'll need them. Ask anyone but college staff and officials for advice. Incredibly long story short, I ended up mistakenly getting a degree that doesn't transfer to a four year college after I had told my advisor I wanted to transfer to UNCA when I was done at WPCC. I now have to continue going to WPCC to get the transferable degree because if I tried to go to a different community college, a lot of my WPCC credits wouldn't transfer to the AA degree they offer. Trying to coordinate financial aid, transferring credits, and even graduation, is next to impossible. College staff (administration) is rude, irresponsible, and incompetent. IF YOU CAN AVOID IT, DO NOT GO TO WESTERN PIEDMONT.

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  • 5
  • Hannah from Morganton, NC
  • Jan-04-2010 I am a current student here

    I am enjoying my time at Western piedmont for many reasons. The staff is friendly and ready to help in anyway possible. The community college is conveniently close to town, work, and home. There are many clubs that one can be a part of and the classes are diverse and interesting.

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