Economic Impact Study: CPCC benefits students, county, state

An economic impact study conducted for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and other North Carolina colleges by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., indicates CPCC makes a significant contribution to the lives of its students and the economic growth and wellbeing of Mecklenburg County.

According to the study's results, for every dollar students invest in an education from CPCC, they receive $3.10 in higher future income over the span of their careers. At the same time, every dollar of state or local tax money invested in CPCC returns $2.

The study also found the combined economic impact of CPCC's operations, student/graduate earnings and the increased business production generated by CPCC students and graduates equals $918.1 million a year, about 1.4 percent of the total Mecklenburg County economy. Read more

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Economic Impact and This Year's CPCC Alumni

In 2011 CPCC awarded

1,145 Associate Degrees
856 Certificates
122 Diplomas
Additionally, CPCC helped other students to complete of high school equivalency courses and awarded

554 General Education Degrees (GED)
344 Adult High School Diplomas
These alumni will have greater earning potential and will bring added economic impact to our county and state. Read more

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