Fast Facts and FAQs

CPCC Fast Facts

Year Founded: 1963

Campus Size and locations: CPCC has 6 campuses, as well as distance learning options.

Online Learning: CPCC offers flexible scheduling for many college courses and programs through online learning.

Accreditation: CPCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4500) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Average class size: 25

Number of Students: More than 75,000 on its six campuses

Full-time Faculty and staff: Approximately 1,075

Associate Degree and Certificate Programs:
The College offers over 285 degree, diploma, and certificate programs in various areas including technical/vocational, health, culinary, hospitality, STEM-S, and professional careers as well as a comprehensive college transfer program.

Average Annual Cost Per Full-Time Student: $2,800 (fees, books, and supplies).

Learning Resources: Library,
Student Technology Center, and Academic Learning Center

Community Education: CPCC offers an array of Corporate and Community education opportunities. See more information

Sports and Fitness: CPCC has 3 fitness centers available for students with their valid CPCC ID. Click here for more information. CPCC also sponsors an intramural soccer team. These students participate in local park and recreation leagues. Click here to link to their website!

College Activities: Many cultural, performing arts, health, career and other campus events; more than 45 student clubs.

Transfer Rate: Approximately 400 students per year.

Popular Majors: Early Childhood, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Culinary & Automotive Systems, Nursing, Paralegal, and Accounting.


Got Questions...? We've got Answers!

1. Is there orientation for new students?

Orientation is offered throughout the year, and incoming new students are required to attend.

2. How do I request a campus tour?

Tours are available every Thursday at 2 p.m. Call to schedule your tour today. Come experience Central Piedmont Community College and learn about the many programs and services that we offer.

For more information on Central Campus tours, please call 704.330.6040 to schedule your appointment.

Cato Campus
Marla Harris
Phone: 704.330.4800

Harper Campus
Gene Merklein
Phone: 704.330.4441

Harris Campus
Andrea Abercrombie
Phone: 704.330.4608

Levine Campus
Reggie Pincham
Phone: 704.330.4207

Merancas (North) Campus
Tracy Moore
Phone: 704.330.4175

3. How do I pay my student's tuition and where do I find information about payment deadlines?

You have several options for paying your student's tuition.

Pay Online: Log in to make a payment.

Pay in Person: Payments can be made in the Cashier’s Office at any of our 6 campuses. The Cashier's Office normal hours of operation are Monday - Thursday 8am - 6:00pm and Friday 8am - 5:00pm. Extended hours dates for each semester are published in the CPCC class schedule.

Payment Plan: CPCC now offers the NELNET tuition payment plan. For financial assistance, you may want to visit the Financial Aid Office, which is located on the Central High Building on Central Campus.

4. Where and when do we buy books?

Textbooks can be purchased from the College Bookstore or ordered online after your student has registered for classes. Please visit the College Bookstore at for more information.

5. Where and when do we get student ID and parking decal?

Students can get their student ID and parking decal after paying for classes. Student parking decals are available in the Business Offices at every campus. Student Identification Card information is available online.

6. What is the difference between an A.A., A.S., and A.A.S?

The A.A. (Associate in Arts) and the A.S. (Associate in Science) are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college.

The A.A.S. (Associate in Applied Science) is designed to prepare students for immediate employment after graduation. Please keep in mind that some students do go right into the workforce with an A.A. or A.S. degree, and some students may transfer with an A.A.S. degree through special agreements with specific four-year colleges. For more information regarding these agreements, please visit

7. Who is considered a full-time student?

Students enrolled in 12 or more credits during a semester are considered full time. Students are required to maintain full-time status
1.) to remain covered under a parent's health insurance plan;
2.) to receive the full amount of grants;
3.) to be eligible for some scholarships.

8. How can I get enrollment verification for my health provider?

Log in to the CPCC Login website with your CPCC login username and password and click on the “Enrollment Verification – Obtain Proof of Enrollment” link. This will take you directly to the National Student Clearinghouse website where your enrollment verification, from the Fall 2006 to the present semester, is located. Click here for detailed instructions.

9. How can I find out about my student’s class schedule, attendance and academic performance?

Access to student records is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). Whether the student is 15 or 55, under FERPA we cannot answer questions or release information about the student (grades, current classes, etc) to you without the written permission of the student. Parents are encouraged to maintain an open dialogue with their student on his/her academic performance.

11. How does my student obtain special accommodations to attend CPCC?

Once the student has completed the steps to enrollment, send your documentation to the Disability Services office along with a Student Intake form. When the Disability Services Office receives your documentation, they will call you to set up an appointment to review your documentation and create an appropriate accommodation plan.

12. How can a student contact a faculty member?

Email addresses and contact information are included on every syllabus. Students can also access our online directory.

13. How can I reach my student in case of emergency?

In case of an extreme emergency, you may contact the Security Services at 704-330-6632 for assistance in reaching your student.

14. What extracurricular opportunities are available to CPCC students?

CPCC offers many cultural, performing arts, health, career and other campus events as well as more than 45 student clubs.