Western Piedmont Community College

Western Piedmont Community College was chartered on April 2, 1964, as a member of the North Carolina Community College System. In 2008, it was one of seven colleges in the state to receive recognition for Exceptional Institutional Performance based on standards established by the North Carolina General Assembly.


Western Piedmont Community College is located in the rolling foothills of Morganton, North Carolina. Western Piedmont is surrounded by the scenic views of Table Rock, South Mountains, and Linville Gorge. Take I-40 to exit #103 turning onto Burkemont Avenue. WPCC is on the right, one block up.


The College’s mission is to Western Piedmont Community Collegeprovide accessible, high-quality education that improves lives and promotes growth in our community.


Approximately 4,000 students enroll each year to pursue college transfer degrees and diplomas. More than 10,000 students enroll in continuing education courses for professional development each year.


Western Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. SACS reaffirmed the College’s accreditation on December 8, 2003.

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