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WPCC Demographics & Diversity

Morganton, North Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at WPCC are mostly White with a small Asian population. The school has low racial diversity. 20% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Western Piedmont Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 80%
Black 7%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 58% more female students than male students enrolled at Western Piedmont Community College with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WPCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Western Piedmont Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Western Piedmont Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 689
Women 1,090

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

WPCC serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Western Piedmont Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$48,806 per year

65% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,779
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 33.4%
Part time Undergrads 47.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199908 IPEDS survey data for Western Piedmont Community College.