Central Piedmont Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,432
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,453
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.7%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
18,646
36.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
18%
287 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 3,423 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Piedmont Community College. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,594 degrees), 1.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (807 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Piedmont Community College is $2,432, which is $−5,392 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Piedmont Community College is $2,432, which is $−5,392 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,453.

In 2019, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Central Piedmont Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Central Piedmont Community College is $−5,392 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,453
2019 Value
3.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Central Piedmont Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,453. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Central Piedmont Community College grew by 3.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,705
Room and Board
$1,637
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Piedmont Community College was of $8,705 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,637. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.77% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Central Piedmont Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.57% with respect to 2018, when 56% 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.
10.7%
2017 Default Rate
54
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Central Piedmont Community College was 10.7%, which represents 54 out of the 505 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

Central Piedmont Community College has a total enrollment of 18,646 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Piedmont Community College is 6,790 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,856. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.9% White, 26.7% Black or African American, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.68% Asian, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.499% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.188% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (21.8%), followed by White Female (20.4%) and Black or African American Female (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,646 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Piedmont Community College is 6,790 and the part-time enrollment is 11,856. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2019 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 Central Piedmont Community College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Central Piedmont Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,006
  2. Black or African American
    4,973
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,559

The enrolled student population at Central Piedmont Community College is 42.9% White, 26.7% Black or African American, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.68% Asian, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.499% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.188% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 584 students (3.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 193 more women than men received degrees from Central Piedmont Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Central Piedmont Community College is white (1,594 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (807 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Central Piedmont Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,251 degrees awarded), Construction (79 degrees), and Communication Technologies (27 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 Central Piedmont Community College are Other managers (63,190 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (53,660 people), Construction managers (44,793 people), Software developers (36,196 people), and Chief executives & legislators (20,266 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Piedmont Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,251 degrees awarded), Construction (79 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (161 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (105 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 Central Piedmont Community College are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Central Piedmont Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,251 degrees awarded), Construction (79 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (161 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (105 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Piedmont Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (117,213 people), Construction (107,954 people), Computer Systems Design (52,733 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (38,798 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (24,901 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Piedmont Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,251 degrees awarded), Construction (79 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (161 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (105 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 Central Piedmont Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,615
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,808
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,615 degrees were awarded to men at Central Piedmont Community College, which is 0.893 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,808).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 579 degrees were awarded to men at Central Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.862 times less than the 672 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 672 degrees were awarded to women at Central Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.16 times more than the 579 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 9% of students graduating from Central Piedmont Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central Piedmont Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.48% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,594 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    807 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    444 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Piedmont Community College is white (1,594 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (807 degrees).

3.36% of degree recipients (115 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    827 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    767 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    503 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Central Piedmont Community College is white male (827 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (767 degrees).

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Operations

Central Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $33.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $620k (1.86%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Central Piedmont Community College had a total salary expenditure of $194M. Central Piedmont Community College employs 398 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Central Piedmont Community College are Female No academic ranks (217), Male No academic ranks(181), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Piedmont Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 238 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 172 employees, and Management with 158 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33.3M
2019 Endowment
InfinityM%
growth from 2018

Central Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at about $33.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Piedmont Community College grew InfinityM% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29M higher 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: High Transfer-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 2019, Central 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

$86.1M
2019 Salaries
0.568%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Central Piedmont Community College paid a median of $86.1M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($194M) and a 0.568% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.38% growth from 2017 and a 1.19% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24M
Instructional Salaries
398
Number of Employees

In 2019, Central Piedmont Community College paid a total of $24M to 398 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
398 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
238 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Piedmont Community College were No academic rank with 398 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Piedmont Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 238 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 172 employees; and Management with 158 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Piedmont Community College was Female No academic rank with 217 employees, Male No academic rank with 181 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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