Piedmont University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,970
3.02% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,792
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.35%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
64.4%
2,331 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,843
68.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
48.4%
132 Graduates

About

Piedmont University is a higher education institution located in Habersham County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Post-Masters Certificate concentrations at Piedmont University were Curriculum & Instruction (354 degrees awarded), Art Teacher Education (7 degrees), and Music Teacher Education (6 degrees).

In 2022, 890 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Piedmont University. 77.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (685 degrees), 6.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont University is $28,970, which is $4,974 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont University is $28,970, which is $4,974 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,792.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Piedmont University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$28,970
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Piedmont University was $28,970. The cost of tuition at Piedmont University is $4,974 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,792
2022 Value
5.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Piedmont University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,792. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Piedmont University grew by 5.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,450
Room and Board
$1,544
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Piedmont University was of $10,450 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.7% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,544. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Piedmont University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.09% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.35%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Piedmont University was 1.35%, which represents 12 out of the 892 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Piedmont University received 2,331 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.75% annual growth. Out of those 2,331 applicants, 1,500 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,843 students enrolled at Piedmont University in 2022. 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Piedmont University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,500
Accepted Out of 2,331

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Piedmont University was 64.4% (1,500 admissions from 2,331 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 67%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.75%, while admissions grew by 5.41%..

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SAT Scores

27%
Submission Percentage (2022)
81
Scores Submitted (2022)

27% of enrolled first-time students at Piedmont University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Piedmont University had a total enrollment of 1,843 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont University is 1,266 students and the part-time enrollment is 577. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Piedmont University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Piedmont University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.1% White, 16.3% Black or African American, 7.92% Hispanic or Latino, 1.68% Two or More Races, 1.14% Asian, and 0.217% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Piedmont University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.6%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (9.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.7%), followed by White Male (18.3%) and Black or African American Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Piedmont University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,843 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont University is 1,266 and the part-time enrollment is 577. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Piedmont University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 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 University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Piedmont University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,255 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    300 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    146 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Piedmont University is 68.1% White, 16.3% Black or African American, 7.92% Hispanic or Latino, 1.68% Two or More Races, 1.14% Asian, and 0.217% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 71 students (3.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 496 more women than men received degrees from Piedmont University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Piedmont University is white (685 degrees awarded). There were 6.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

The most common Post-Masters Certificate concentration at Piedmont University is Curriculum & Instruction (354 degrees awarded), followed by Art Teacher Education (7 degrees) and Music Teacher Education (6 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Piedmont University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (636 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (21 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 University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,686,380 people), Secondary school teachers (541,321 people), Education administrators (299,814 people), Other managers (252,143 people), and Special education teachers (197,995 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont University in 2022 are Education (636 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), and Protective Services (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Piedmont University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Piedmont University are Education (636 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), and Protective Services (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,023,264 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (432,680 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (402,515 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (241,369 people), and Computer Systems Design (173,277 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont University are Education (636 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), and Protective Services (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 354 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common post-masters certificate concentration at Piedmont University was Curriculum & Instruction with 354 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

197
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
693
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 197 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont University, which is 0.284 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (693).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 0.158 times less than the 322 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 322 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 6.31 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 38% of students graduating from Piedmont University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Piedmont University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    685 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    102 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Piedmont University is white (685 degrees awarded). There were 6.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

3.6% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    540 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    145 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Piedmont University is white female (540 degrees awarded). There were 3.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (145 degrees).

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Operations

Piedmont University has an endowment valued at nearly $43.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.27%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Piedmont University had a total salary expenditure of 48.1M. Piedmont University employs 33 Professors, 30 Associate professors and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at Piedmont University are Male Professor (19), Female Associate professor (19), and Female Assistant professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 39 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

Endowment

$43.6M
2022 Endowment
20.7%
decline from 2021

Piedmont University has an endowment valued at about $43.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Piedmont University declined 20.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3M lower 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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Salary Expenditure

$20.9M
2022 Salaries
6.32%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Piedmont University paid a median of $20.9M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($48.1M) and a 6.32% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.83M
Instructional Salaries
93
Number of Employees

In 2022, Piedmont University paid a total of $6.83M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Piedmont University were Professor with 33 employees, Associate professor with 30 employees, and Assistant professor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Piedmont University was Male Professor with 19 employees, Female Associate professor with 19 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

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