Piedmont Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,020
1.82% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$10,767
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
19.9%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
4,596
35.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
18.7%
109 Graduates

About

Piedmont Technical College is a higher education institution located in Greenwood County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Piedmont Technical College were .

In 2017, 987 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Piedmont Technical College. 57.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (663 degrees), 2.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (280 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont Technical College is $4,020, which is $-3,394 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont Technical College is $4,020, which is $-3,394 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,767.

In 2017, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,020
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Piedmont Technical College was $4,020. The cost of tuition at Piedmont Technical College is $-3,394 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$10,767
2017 Value
20.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Piedmont Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,767. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Piedmont Technical College grew by 20.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,123
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Piedmont Technical College was of $12,123 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 116% 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

88%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Piedmont Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 88% 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.
19.9%
2016 Default Rate
314
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Piedmont Technical College was 19.9%, which represents 314 out of the 1574 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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Enrollment

Piedmont Technical College has a total enrollment of 4,596 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont Technical College is 1,621 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,975. This means that 35.3% of students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Piedmont Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.9% White, 32.3% Black or African American, 5.22% Hispanic or Latino, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.762% Asian, 0.283% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0653% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Black or African American Female (18.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Piedmont Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,596 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont Technical College is 1,621 and the part-time enrollment is 2,975. This means that 35.3% of students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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 Technical College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Piedmont Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,707
  2. Black or African American
    1,486
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    240

The enrolled student population at Piedmont Technical College is 58.9% White, 32.3% Black or African American, 5.22% Hispanic or Latino, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.762% Asian, 0.283% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0653% 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 Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 147 more women than men received degrees from Piedmont Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Piedmont Technical College are white (663 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (280 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Piedmont Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Piedmont Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (141 degrees awarded), Precision Production (69 degrees), and Human Sciences (51 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 Technical College are Elementary & middle school teachers (68,541 people), Other managers (67,949 people), Construction managers (41,667 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (28,862 people), and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (25,036 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (141 degrees awarded), Precision Production (69 degrees), Human Sciences (51 degrees), Engineering Technologies (68 degrees), and Agriculture (23 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 Technical College are Physicians, Dentists, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (141 degrees awarded), Precision Production (69 degrees), Human Sciences (51 degrees), Engineering Technologies (68 degrees), and Agriculture (23 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 Technical College are Elementary & secondary schools (118,080 people), Construction (107,407 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (54,680 people), Computer Systems Design (50,456 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (41,063 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (141 degrees awarded), Precision Production (69 degrees), Human Sciences (51 degrees), Engineering Technologies (68 degrees), and Agriculture (23 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 Technical College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Piedmont Technical College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 420
  2. 567

In 2017, 420 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Technical College, which is 0.741 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (567).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Technical College in Gunsmithing, which is NaNy times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 65 degrees were awarded to women at Piedmont Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.86 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
15%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% of students graduating from Piedmont Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Piedmont Technical College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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
    663 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    280 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Piedmont Technical College is white (663 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (280 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    343 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    320 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    202 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Piedmont Technical College is white female (343 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (320 degrees).

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Operations

Piedmont Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $999k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $82.5k (8.26%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Piedmont Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $41.6M. Piedmont Technical College employs 112 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Piedmont Technical College are Female No academic ranks (60), Male No academic ranks(52), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$999k
2017 Endowment
6.7%
growth from 2016

Piedmont Technical College has an endowment valued at about $999k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Piedmont Technical College grew 6.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.66M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.33M - Federal
  2. $5.22M - State
  3. $89.3k - Local

As of 2017, Piedmont Technical College received $1.33M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.22M from state grants and contracts, and $89.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.5M
2017 Salaries
3.37%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Piedmont Technical College paid a median of $16.5M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($41.6M) and a 3.37% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.42% decline from 2015 and a 0.841% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.13M
Instructional Salaries
112
Number of Employees

In 2017, Piedmont Technical College paid a total of $5.13M to 112 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.22M (34.5%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
112 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College were No academic rank with 112 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College was Female No academic rank with 60 employees, Male No academic rank with 52 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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