South Piedmont Community College

Polkton, NC 28135

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.


Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs Offered

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-RN: 92.7%
  • NCLEX-PN: 92.1%

Compare Schools

Frequently compared schools

Blue Ridge Community College
offers 2 nursing programs
Randolph Community College
offers 1 nursing programs
Sampson Community College
offers 3 nursing programs
Stanly Community College
offers 3 nursing programs
Surry Community College
offers 2 nursing programs
Vance-Granville Community College
offers 3 nursing programs

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius of Vance-Granville Community College

Stanly Community College
23.49 miles away
Northeastern Technical College
25.93 miles away
Richmond Community College
29.13 miles away
Montgomery Community College
31.81 miles away
Central Piedmont Community College
38.03 miles away
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
38.04 miles away
Mercy School of Nursing
38.04 miles away
York Technical College
44.6 miles away
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
46.69 miles away
Sandhills Community College
47.92 miles away


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/year
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--

Calculate your net price

Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

North Carolina Masters Nurse Scholars Program, Graduate Program

This scholarship was introduced to attract outstanding nurses to pursue a masters degree in nursing as preparation for them to teach nurse education programs and to provide nursing services to ...

North Carolina Nurse Education Scholarship-Loan Program

North Carolina Nurse Education Scholarship-Loan Program is available through the financial aid offices of North Carolina colleges and universities that offer nurse education programs which ...

Virginia Elizabeth and Alma Vane Taylor Nursing Scholarship

The Virginia Elizabeth and Alma Vane Taylor Nursing Scholarship will provide awards for North Carolina residents seeking associate or baccalaureate nursingdegrees. Preference will be given ...

Ann Mabe Newman and William G. Newman Nursing Scholarship

The Ann Mabe Newman and William G. Newman Nursing Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in a Master of Science in Nursing or doctoral degree program. The candidate is required to be ...

Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Chatham, Durham, Orange, Wake, or Pearson County, NC, who is a current nursing student at a public institution or have been admitted to a nursing program at a ...

More scholarships


Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.

South Piedmont Community College
680 Highway 74 West
Polkton, NC 28135

Find nursing programs near you