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Piedmont College Overview

Piedmont College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Demorest, Georgia. Demorest is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Piedmont College Known For?

276 Undergraduate Awards
$25,800 Avg Cost After Aid
60% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Piedmont College since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at Piedmont College is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 37% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Piedmont College to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Piedmont College Rankings

Piedmont College is ranked #4 out of 59 schools in Georgia.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Piedmont College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#33 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Piedmont College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Piedmont College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#130 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Piedmont College?

Location of Piedmont College

Contact details for Piedmont College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1021 Central Ave, Demorest, GA 30535-0010
Phone: 706-778-3000
Website: https://www.piedmont.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PiedmontCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PiedmontLions

How Do I Get Into Piedmont College?

You can apply to Piedmont College online at: https://www.piedmont.edu/pc/index.php/apply-now

Admission Requirements for Piedmont College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Piedmont College?

60% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
75% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Piedmont College is 60%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 75% of students accepted to Piedmont College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 580. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Piedmont College  ( 490 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Piedmont College  ( 460 to 550 )
200
800
Piedmont College received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Piedmont College  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Piedmont College  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Piedmont College  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Piedmont College?

$25,800 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Piedmont College is $25,800. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Piedmont College, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $6,250 a year. That adds up to $25,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Piedmont College is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Piedmont College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,155 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,283 undergraduate students at Piedmont College, with 1,155 being full-time and 128 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Piedmont College

There are also 1,227 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,155 full-time undergraduates at Piedmont College, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Piedmont College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Piedmont College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Piedmont College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 119
Hispanic or Latino 87
White 817
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 112

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Piedmont College. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 9 countries are represented at Piedmont College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Germany, China, and Canada.

Online Learning at Piedmont College

18 Took All Classes Online
425 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 425 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Piedmont College has changed over the last few years.

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Piedmont College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 373 0 9 382
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 31 0 195 0 226
Nursing 0 78 0 0 0 78
Business Administration & Management 0 19 0 39 0 58
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 3 0 36 0 39
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 19 0 19
General Psychology 0 14 0 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 4 9 0 0 0 13
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 11 0 0 0 11
General Biology 0 10 0 0 0 10
Marketing 0 10 0 0 0 10
General Education 0 6 0 4 0 10
Political Science & Government 0 9 0 0 0 9
Communication & Media Studies 0 8 0 0 0 8
Health & Physical Education 0 7 0 0 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 0 7 0 0 0 7
Accounting 0 6 0 0 0 6
Special Education 0 0 0 5 0 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 4 0 0 0 4
History 0 4 0 0 0 4
Sociology & Anthropology 0 4 0 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 0 0 4
Music 0 4 0 0 0 4
Finance & Financial Management 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Design & Applied Arts 0 3 0 0 0 3
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 2 0 2
Health Sciences & Services 0 2 0 0 0 2
Chemistry 0 2 0 0 0 2
Arts & Media Management 0 2 0 0 0 2
Engineering Physics 0 1 0 0 0 1
General English Literature 0 1 0 0 0 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 272 373 300 9 958

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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