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Central Piedmont Community College: Narrative Description


PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235-5009
Tel: (704)330-2722
Admissions: (704)330-6784
Web Site:


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 37-acre urban campus. Endowment: $13.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2896 per student. Total enrollment: 16,400. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,257 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 5,945 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 10,455 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 117 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 34% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 50% 25 or older, 24% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs. Off campus study at members of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: Nelson Denny Reading Test or CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $170 full-time, $56.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Black Students Organization, Students for Environmental Sanity, Sierra Club, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Spring Fling, World Games. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Hagemeyer Learning Center plus 5 others with 102,649 books, 125,462 microform titles, 750 serials, 17,802 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million.

Community Environment:

See Queens College.

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