Piedmont College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,300
3.05% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,796
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
70.1%
1,457 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,350
68.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
43.3%
109 Graduates

About

Piedmont College is a higher education institution located in Habersham County, GA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Piedmont College were Registered Nursing (65 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (45 degrees), and General Psychology (18 degrees).

In 2020, 1,097 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Piedmont College. 82.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (861 degrees), 7.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont College is $27,300, which is $4,770 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont College is $27,300, which is $4,770 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,796.

In 2020, 97% of undergraduate students attending Piedmont College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$27,300
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Piedmont College was $27,300. The cost of tuition at Piedmont College is $4,770 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$19,796
2020 Value
0.411%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Piedmont College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,796. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Piedmont College grew by 0.411%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,112
Room and Board
$1,544
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Piedmont College was of $10,112 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,544. The cost of room and board increased by 4.42% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.93% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Piedmont College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Piedmont College received 1,457 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 23.7% annual decline. Out of those 1,457 applicants, 1,021 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,350 students enrolled at Piedmont College in 2020, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Piedmont College has an overall enrollment yield of 24.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,021
Accepted Out of 1,457

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Piedmont College was 70.1% (1,021 admissions from 1,457 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 54%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −23.7%, while admissions declined by −0.97%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
194
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Piedmont College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Piedmont College has a total enrollment of 2,350 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont College is 1,613 students and the part-time enrollment is 737. This means that 68.6% of students enrolled at Piedmont College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Piedmont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.7% White, 12.4% Black or African American, 5.23% Hispanic or Latino, 1.23% Asian, 0.809% Two or More Races, 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0851% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Piedmont College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.5%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (6.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (62.1%), followed by White Male (14.5%) and Black or African American Female (9.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Piedmont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,350 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont College is 1,613 and the part-time enrollment is 737. This means that 68.6% of students enrolled at Piedmont College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Piedmont College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Piedmont College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,732
  2. Black or African American
    292
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    123

The enrolled student population at Piedmont College is 73.7% White, 12.4% Black or African American, 5.23% Hispanic or Latino, 1.23% Asian, 0.809% Two or More Races, 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0851% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 138 students (5.87%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 707 more women than men received degrees from Piedmont College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Piedmont College is white (861 degrees awarded). There were 7.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Piedmont College is Registered Nursing (65 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (45 degrees) and General Psychology (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Piedmont College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (846 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), and History (4 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Piedmont College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,914,655 people), Secondary school teachers (459,052 people), Education administrators (328,185 people), Other managers (261,366 people), and Postsecondary teachers (231,689 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont College are Education (846 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), History (4 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (18 degrees), and Psychology (18 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Piedmont College are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Piedmont College are Education (846 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), History (4 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (18 degrees), and Psychology (18 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Piedmont College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,234,047 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (533,142 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (362,243 people), Outpatient care centers (209,129 people), and Individual & family services (184,330 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont College are Education (846 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), History (4 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (18 degrees), and Psychology (18 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Piedmont College.
Most Common
  1. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Piedmont College was Registered Nursing with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

195
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
902
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 195 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont College, which is 0.216 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (902).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont College in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 0.158 times less than the 423 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 423 degrees were awarded to women at Piedmont College in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 6.31 times more than the 67 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from Piedmont College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Piedmont College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 14.7% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    861 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    119 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Piedmont College is white (861 degrees awarded). There were 7.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

5.56% of degree recipients (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    713 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    148 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Piedmont College is white female (713 degrees awarded). There were 4.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (148 degrees).

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Piedmont College has an endowment valued at nearly $51.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−1.11%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Piedmont College had a total salary expenditure of $48M. Piedmont College employs 44 Associate professors, 34 Professors, and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Piedmont College are Female Associate professors (26), Male Professors(19), and Male Associate professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

Endowment

$51.6M
2020 Endowment
4.17%
decline from 2019

Piedmont College has an endowment valued at about $51.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Piedmont College declined 4.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.12M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Piedmont College received $1.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$22.8M
2020 Salaries
8.2%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Piedmont College paid a median of $22.8M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($48M) and a 8.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.14% growth from 2018 and a 3.4% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.66M
Instructional Salaries
110
Number of Employees

In 2020, Piedmont College paid a total of $7.66M to 110 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Piedmont College were Associate professor with 44 employees; Professor with 34 employees; and Professor with 31 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont College were Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; and Management with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Piedmont College was Female Associate professor with 26 employees, Male Professor with 19 employees, and Male Associate professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Piedmont College.

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