Piedmont International University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,680

1.92% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,054

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.4%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

36.3%

256 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

669

56.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

34.2%

25 Graduates

About

Piedmont International University is a higher education institution located in Forsyth County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Piedmont International University were Divinity & Ministry (16 degrees awarded), Biblical Studies (16 degrees), and Counseling Psychology (5 degrees).

In 2017, 144 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Piedmont International University. 27.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 72.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (112 degrees), 6.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont International University is $8,680, which is $-5,320 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont International University is $8,680, which is $-5,320 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,054.

In 2017, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,680

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Piedmont International University was $8,680. The cost of tuition at Piedmont International University is $-5,320 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$12,054

2017 Value

21.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Piedmont International University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,054. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Piedmont International University grew by 21.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,837

Room and Board

$500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Piedmont International University was of $7,837 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.94% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 16.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Piedmont International University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 110% with respect to 2016, when 42% 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.

10.4%

2016 Default Rate

35

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Piedmont International University was 10.4%, which represents 35 out of the 336 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 International University received 256 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 153% annual growth. Out of those 256 applicants, 93 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36.3% acceptance rate.

There were 669 students enrolled at Piedmont International University in 2017, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Piedmont International University has an overall enrollment yield of 69.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

93

Accepted Out of 256

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Piedmont International University was 36.3% (93 admissions from 256 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 35.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 153%, while admissions grew by 158%.

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SAT Scores

52%

Submission Percentage

33

Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at Piedmont International University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Piedmont International University has a total enrollment of 669 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont International University is 377 students and the part-time enrollment is 292. This means that 56.4% of students enrolled at Piedmont International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Piedmont International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.7% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 4.33% Hispanic or Latino, 2.24% Two or More Races, 1.05% Asian, 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Piedmont International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39%), followed by White Female (27.2%) and Black or African American Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (48.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (16%) and Black or African American Female (9.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Piedmont International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 669 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont International University is 377 and the part-time enrollment is 292. This means that 56.4% of students enrolled at Piedmont International University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

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 International University was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Piedmont International University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    453

  2. Black or African American

    106

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    29

The enrolled student population at Piedmont International University is 67.7% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 4.33% Hispanic or Latino, 2.24% Two or More Races, 1.05% Asian, 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 51 students (7.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 66 fewer women than men received degrees from Piedmont International University. The majority of degree recipients at Piedmont International University are white (112 degrees awarded). There were 6.59 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Piedmont International University is Divinity & Ministry (16 degrees awarded), followed by Biblical Studies (16 degrees) and Counseling Psychology (5 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Piedmont International University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (92 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), and Psychology (9 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Piedmont International University are Accountants & auditors (1,110,829 people), Other managers (690,523 people), Financial managers (437,421 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (402,379 people), and Chief executives & legislators (340,303 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont International University are Theology (92 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), Psychology (9 degrees), Business (26 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (3 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 International University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Piedmont International University are Theology (92 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), Psychology (9 degrees), Business (26 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (3 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 International University are Elementary & secondary schools (889,601 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (539,470 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (520,194 people), Banking & related activities (516,540 people), and Computer Systems Design (468,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont International University are Theology (92 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), Psychology (9 degrees), Business (26 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (3 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 International University.

Most Common

  1. 16 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Piedmont International University was Biblical Studies with 16 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 105

  2. 39

In 2017, 105 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont International University, which is 2.69 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (39).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont International University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 3.92 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 12 degrees were awarded to women at Piedmont International University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.255 times less than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Piedmont International University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    112 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Piedmont International University is white (112 degrees awarded). There were 6.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

6.94% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    81 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Piedmont International University is white male (81 degrees awarded). There were 2.61 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (31 degrees).

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Operations

Piedmont International University has an endowment valued at nearly $311k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $101k (32.5%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Piedmont International University had a total salary expenditure of $5.61M. Piedmont International University employs 25 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Piedmont International University are Male No academic ranks (18), Female No academic ranks(7), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont International University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 13 employees, Management, with 8 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$311k

2017 Endowment

1.89%

growth from 2016

Piedmont International University has an endowment valued at about $311k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Piedmont International University grew 1.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.79M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $41.1k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Piedmont International University received $41.1k 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

$3.15M

2017 Salaries

0.412%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Piedmont International University paid a median of $3.15M in salaries, which represents 56.1% of their overall expenditure ($5.61M) and a 0.412% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from N/A and a 0% growth from N/A.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.02M

Instructional Salaries

25

Number of Employees

In 2017, Piedmont International University paid a total of $1.02M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $421k (25.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

25 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

13 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Piedmont International University were No academic rank with 25 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont International University were Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees; Management with 8 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male No academic rank

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Piedmont International University was Male No academic rank with 18 employees, Female No academic rank with 7 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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