Central Piedmont Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,432

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,369

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.6%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

19,100

35.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

16.5%

272 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 2017, 2,997 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Piedmont Community College. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,464 degrees), 2.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (696 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Piedmont Community College is $2,432, which is $-4,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Piedmont Community College is $2,432, which is $-4,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,369.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Central Piedmont Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Central Piedmont Community College is $-4,982 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,369

2017 Value

14.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Central Piedmont Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,369. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Central Piedmont Community College grew by 14.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,863

Room and Board

$1,443

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Piedmont Community College was of $8,863 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,443. The cost of room and board increased by 2.33% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 17.5% 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 2017. This represents a decline of 3.57% with respect to 2016, 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.

13.6%

2016 Default Rate

127

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Central Piedmont Community College was 13.6%, which represents 127 out of the 936 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 19,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Piedmont Community College is 6,841 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,259. This means that 35.8% 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 43.1% White, 27.8% Black or African American, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.38% Asian, 3.05% Two or More Races, 0.461% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (21.6%), followed by White Female (20.7%) and Black or African American Female (13.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Piedmont Community College is 6,841 and the part-time enrollment is 12,259. This means that 35.8% of students enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

2017 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 55%. 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

    8,228

  2. Black or African American

    5,314

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,419

The enrolled student population at Central Piedmont Community College is 43.1% White, 27.8% Black or African American, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.38% Asian, 3.05% Two or More Races, 0.461% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 552 students (2.89%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 335 more women than men received degrees from Central Piedmont Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Central Piedmont Community College are white (1,464 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (696 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 (1,175 degrees awarded), Construction (52 degrees), and Agriculture (55 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Piedmont Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (84,972 people), Other managers (79,451 people), Construction managers (43,652 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (35,108 people), and Chief executives & legislators (30,247 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Piedmont Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,175 degrees awarded), Construction (52 degrees), Agriculture (55 degrees), Engineering Technologies (103 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (120 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Marketing managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Central Piedmont Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,175 degrees awarded), Construction (52 degrees), Agriculture (55 degrees), Engineering Technologies (103 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (120 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 (139,040 people), Construction (115,373 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (66,845 people), Computer Systems Design (60,585 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (40,127 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Piedmont Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,175 degrees awarded), Construction (52 degrees), Agriculture (55 degrees), Engineering Technologies (103 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (120 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,331

  2. 1,666

In 2017, 1,331 degrees were awarded to men at Central Piedmont Community College, which is 0.799 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,666).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 513 degrees were awarded to men at Central Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.776 times less than the 661 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 661 degrees were awarded to women at Central Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.29 times more than the 513 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% 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, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (28.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central Piedmont Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (28.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 5.51% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,464 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    696 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    304 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Piedmont Community College is white (1,464 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (696 degrees).

4.04% of degree recipients (121 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    749 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    715 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    472 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Central Piedmont Community College is white male (749 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (715 degrees).

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Operations

Central Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $237k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Central Piedmont Community College had a total salary expenditure of $187M. Central Piedmont Community College employs 394 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Central Piedmont Community College are Female No academic ranks (214), Male No academic ranks(180), 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 218 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 189 employees, and Management with 173 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Central Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Piedmont Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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 2017, 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

$84.5M

2017 Salaries

1.19%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Central Piedmont Community College paid a median of $84.5M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($187M) and a 1.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.692% decline from 2015 and a 4.36% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.7M

Instructional Salaries

394

Number of Employees

In 2017, Central Piedmont Community College paid a total of $23.7M to 394 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $7.66M (28%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

394 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

218 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Piedmont Community College were No academic rank with 394 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, 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 218 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 189 employees; and Management with 173 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Piedmont Community College was Female No academic rank with 214 employees, Male No academic rank with 180 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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