Guidance Counselors: Talk to Your Students About Central Piedmont
At Central Piedmont, the future is full of possibility. Possibility sparks ideas. Ignites innovation. Fuels exploration. Propels us forward. Learn why Central Piedmont should be all your students' first choice for the next phase of their journey.
Why Central Piedmont Should be Your Students' First College Choice
Whatever your students want to do, they can do it here at an affordable cost.
Central Piedmont provides numerous pathways to enable all your students — from those who want to get started on a career right away, to those who want to pursue advanced college degrees — to get a real-world education while enjoying a full college experience.
Real-world readiness doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
Save More than $41,000
Our tuition rates are substantially lower than what students would pay at a four-year university.
Our scholarships help your students get the education they deserve. Central Piedmont awards more than $3 million in scholarships annually. 65% of our students receive grants and other financial aid.
Note: All students should apply for financial aid every year they plan to enroll in college, even if they don't think they're eligible for aid. If they miss a financial aid priority date, they are still encouraged to file the FAFSA and will be considered for federal student aid (if eligible) — but, funds may become limited.
Being college-educated doesn't have to mean getting a bachelor's degree. Getting a four-year degree or more is not the definition of success, and doing so isn't for everybody.
We offer programs in 12 career fields with more than 55 professional pathways to prepare students for their next step, whatever it may be.
Transfer to a 4-Year School Seamlessly
Students can earn an associate degree to easily transfer to a 4-year school. Our transfer degrees guarantee their placement in a UNC system university (within specific degrees or pathways), and we have several guaranteed admissions transfer programs.
Not to mention that, on average, students who transfer from a community college have a higher GPA than students who start their bachelor's right out of high school.
Start a Career Right Away
Earn College Credit in High School
Students don't have to wait until graduation to start their next step. Be sure to encourage your students to explore our opportunities to jump start their career or college education through dual enrollment or middle college high schools.
Full College Experience
Possibility lives beyond the classroom, and your students don't have to go to a four-year school to get a high-quality education or a "full college experience."
As part of the Central Piedmont student experience, students can join a sports team, study abroad, start or join a club like Student Government Association, volunteer, get involved in the arts, and more.