Loughridge Center




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Completing your college degree is easier than ever!

The John C. Loughridge Center for Continuing & Professional Studies (CCPS) brings the liberal arts tradition of Belmont Abbey College to adult learners. We specialize in helping students chart the most direct path to a degree and have over five majors with many customization options. Our Center’s program has two 8-week sessions each semester, allowing you to take two classes each session to complete four classes per semester. Get started in the summer, fall, or spring. You have multiple options to fit your schedule.

Why choose the Abbey?

  • You will receive personalized attention at Belmont Abbey every step of the way.
  • Our program provides flexible scheduling because we understand the challenges of managing your life and returning to school.
  • We provide free tutoring to ensure that you are getting all the support you need to succeed.
  • You don’t pay a dime out of your pocket for parking, administrative fees, OR application fees!

  • We offer students transition courses to help you comfortably adjust to college classes.

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Admissions Requirements

Applicants are required to submit an admission application, plus official transcripts from all previously attended schools, college, and universities.


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Deadlines & Dates

We offer five start dates to accommodate when you want to begin. CCPS invites candidates to submit their applications at any time. The approximate dates of each session are below. See our academic calendar for specific dates.

Session Approximate start date
Fall Session I August 19
Fall Session II October 17
Spring Session I January 13
Spring Session II March 3
Summer Session TBA


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The last major step is the most exciting. Begin your college career with exciting new courses. We’ll explain where you’ll start!

Unlike other choices, at the Abbey you’ll also get the attention you deserve and the flexibility you need. From faculty that will know you by name, to administrators that ensure all your needs are met, the Abbey is different.

Our retention rate is 73% — that means students get what they need and they stay.

Our degree is built for you! All of this value comes at an affordable price. We’ve worked very hard to keep our tuition low. We haven’t raised tuition in more than three years. And we’re committed to keeping our college affordable with our Four-Year Tuition Guarantee. We don’t charge fees, we don’t charge for parking and we’re right here in Gaston County.

Get the details and you’ll see — the Abbey is Gaston County’s affordable 4-Year College.

Yes, I want to finish my degree.

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We all come together and work together as a team to accomplish the same goal that everyone here is striving for — a great education and a degree.

Stephanie V. Lee

Criminal Justice Major, Full-time student

A Degree That Will Get You Places