Piedmont College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$24,264

4.98% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,708

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.26%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

59.5%

1,287 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,361

65.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

49.6%

124 Graduates

About

Piedmont College is a higher education institution located in Habersham County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Piedmont College were Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (57 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (47 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (23 degrees).

In 2017, 923 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Piedmont College. 75.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (732 degrees), 8.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont College is $24,264, which is $3,531 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont College is $24,264, which is $3,531 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,708.

In 2017, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,264

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Piedmont College was $24,264. The cost of tuition at Piedmont College is $3,531 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,708

2017 Value

8.06%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Piedmont College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,708. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Piedmont College grew by 8.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,970

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Piedmont College was of $8,970 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Piedmont College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.03% with respect to 2016, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.26%

2016 Default Rate

45

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Piedmont College was 5.26%, which represents 45 out of the 856 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Piedmont College received 1,287 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.6% annual decline. Out of those 1,287 applicants, 766 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,361 students enrolled at Piedmont College in 2017, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Piedmont College has an overall enrollment yield of 38%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

766

Accepted Out of 1,287

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Piedmont College was 59.5% (766 admissions from 1,287 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 57.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.6%, while admissions grew by 0.393%.

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SAT Scores

75%

Submission Percentage

217

Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Piedmont College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Piedmont College has a total enrollment of 2,361 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont College is 1,547 students and the part-time enrollment is 814. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at Piedmont College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Piedmont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.2% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 5.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% Asian, 0.296% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.169% Two or More Races, and 0.0424% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Piedmont College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.7%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Black or African American Female (5.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (56.1%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Black or African American Female (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Piedmont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,361 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont College is 1,547 and the part-time enrollment is 814. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at Piedmont College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2017 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Piedmont College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,704

  2. Black or African American

    271

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    137

The enrolled student population at Piedmont College is 72.2% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 5.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% Asian, 0.296% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.169% Two or More Races, and 0.0424% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 477 more women than men received degrees from Piedmont College. The majority of degree recipients at Piedmont College are white (732 degrees awarded). There were 8.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Piedmont College is Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (57 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (47 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (23 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 (659 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 degrees).

Workforce

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 (2,189,933 people), Accountants & auditors (1,145,328 people), Other managers (812,673 people), Financial managers (460,686 people), and Chief executives & legislators (379,106 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont College are Education (659 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 degrees), Communications (13 degrees), and Business (84 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, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Piedmont College are Education (659 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 degrees), Communications (13 degrees), and Business (84 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 (3,360,815 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (708,736 people), Computer Systems Design (554,632 people), Banking & related activities (553,882 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (509,706 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont College are Education (659 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 degrees), Communications (13 degrees), and Business (84 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Piedmont College.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Piedmont College was Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing with 57 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 223

  2. 700

In 2017, 223 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont College, which is 0.319 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (700).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont College in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 0.218 times less than the 261 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 261 degrees were awarded to women at Piedmont College in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 4.58 times more than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 37% of students graduating from Piedmont College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Piedmont College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.03% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    732 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Piedmont College is white (732 degrees awarded). There were 8.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

6.07% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    549 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    183 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Piedmont College is white female (549 degrees awarded). There were 3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (183 degrees).

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Operations

Piedmont College has an endowment valued at nearly $51.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.42M (16.2%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Piedmont College had a total salary expenditure of $38.2M. Piedmont College employs 44 Professors, 40 Associate professors, and 35 Assistant professors. Most academics at Piedmont College are Male Professors (25), Female Associate professors(23), and Female Professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 23 employees, and Management with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$51.9M

2017 Endowment

8.64%

growth from 2016

Piedmont College has an endowment valued at about $51.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Piedmont College grew 8.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.8M 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. $128k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Piedmont College received $128k 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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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.4M

2017 Salaries

2.19%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Piedmont College paid a median of $19.4M in salaries, which represents 50.7% of their overall expenditure ($38.2M) and a 2.19% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.543% growth from 2015 and a 19.6% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.24M

Instructional Salaries

125

Number of Employees

In 2017, Piedmont College paid a total of $8.24M to 125 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

44 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

26 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Piedmont College were Professor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 40 employees; and Associate professor with 35 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees; and Management with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Piedmont College was Male Professor with 25 employees, Female Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Professor with 19 employees.

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

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