Western Piedmont Community College

western piedmont community collegeWestern Piedmont Community College was chartered by the North Carolina State Board of Education on April 2, 1964, as a member of the North Carolina Community College System. The Board of Trustees comprised of prominent citizens from Burke, McDowell, and Caldwell counties, assumed responsibility for the College and elected Dr. E. W. Phifer, Jr. as its first chair. From the very beginning, the citizens of Burke County demonstrated interest and strong support of their College by approving a state-required bond issue with an unprecedented margin of seventeen to one. The College sits on approximately 300 acres of  campus with rolling hills, lush foliage, a pond, and tennis court. It is home to the Senator Sam J. Ervin library. Students have a wide variety of associate degree programs to choose from including three transfer associate degrees in Science, Arts and Fine Arts. Read more…

  • Address: Burkemont Ave 1001, Morganton 
  • City: Morganton 
  • State: North Carolina 
  • Postal Code: 28655 
  • Degree: Certificate 
  • Avg. Tuition: $7,800 
  • Phone: (828)438-6130  
  • Website: www.wpcc.edu