South Piedmont Community College

Polkton, NC 28135
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South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) is located in Polkton, North Carolina with the second location being located in Monroe, North Carolina. SPCC has been around since 1999 with the merger of Anson Community College and the Union Technical Education Center. Students at SPCC will be able to pursue several credit courses that can lead to associate’s degrees, certificates, or diplomas. There are many other types of programs at this school such as apprenticeship programs, short-term training courses, continuing education classes, and more.

The SPCC nursing program has become a very important part of the school over the years. The school has both a practical nursing program and an associate’s degree in nursing program. It is designed to teach nursing students the proper nursing skills while allowing them to develop in a safe environment. Both the practical nursing and the associate’s degree in nursing program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students2,980
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 26
Certificate 0 4
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 9
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 92.1%
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1977 - 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, 69% of South 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 58% $4,450
Other Federal Grant 1% $200
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $1,938
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 3% $5,333


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$5,235
$30,001 to $48,000$5,671
$48,001 to $75,000$6,193
$75,001 to $110,000$6,625
Over $110,000--

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
South Piedmont Community College
680 Highway 74 West
Polkton, NC 28135

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