South Piedmont Community College
Polkton, NC 28135

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,751
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

South Piedmont Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

South Piedmont Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,336 and in-state students paid $1,728.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$6,242
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$1,728
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$6,336
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 70% of South Piedmont Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 54% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,858 (which is 11.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at South Piedmont Community College in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

$4,858
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
--
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
70%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, South Piedmont Community College has enrolled a total of 2,751 students (578 students full-time and 2,173 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,751 students, 201 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 33% men and 67% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 692 students for distance studies.

2,751
Total Enrollment
201
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 59%

Black/African American: 18%

Hispanic: 12%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Two or more races: 2%

Asian: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at South Piedmont Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 27% 374 124
Health Professions And Related Programs 26% 358 61
Education 9% 118
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 82 0
Construction Trades 4% 56
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 55 17
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 35 7
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 29
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 2% 27
Legal Professions And Studies 2% 23

Graduation & Dropout Rates

23%
Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of South Piedmont Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

6%
Still enrolled
56%
Dropout rate
15%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$20,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of South Piedmont Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $20,300. Last year, out of the total 631 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 524 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 561 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 449 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $20,300 $24,300
Employment Rate 83% 80%
Total Graduates 631 561

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of South Piedmont Community College.

Stanly Community College
23.5 mile away
York Technical College
44.5 mile away