Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte, NC 28204
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Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. CPCC was established back in 1963 as the result of a merger between Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center. There are various workplace learning programs where students can gain the professional skills that they need to achieve success in their desired career paths. There will be associate’s degree programs for students to pursue as well as certificate programs. Students can also expect a very thorough online learning experience when signing up for this school. The virtual campus at CPCC is highly renowned and the school also has six satellite campuses in the Charlotte area for the convenience of all students.

The CPCC nursing program is an associate’s degree in nursing program. Nursing students are taught how to work individually and they are also taught how to be an important part of a team of medical professionals. All nursing students will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to provide dynamic health care to patients in a number of different medical environments. Graduates of this two-year program will be ready to apply for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students19,100
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 42
Certificate 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
09/01/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$76/credit
In State Students$76/credit
Out of State Students$268/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,420 $3,420 $12,060
ADN 70 $5,320 $5,320 $18,760
BSN 125 $9,500 $9,500 $33,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 60% of Central Piedmont Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 49% $4,362
Other Federal Grant 7% $648
State Grant & Scholarships 17% $1,417
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $1,677
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 2% $7,693


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,979
$30,001 to $48,000$6,335
$48,001 to $75,000$6,765
$75,001 to $110,000$7,448
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

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