Piedmont International University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,600
20% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,431
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
49.7%
461 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
951
40.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
40%
10 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 Biblical Studies (25 degrees awarded), Divinity & Ministry (15 degrees), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (11 degrees).

In 2020, 143 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Piedmont International University. 39.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 60.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (114 degrees), 9.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont International University is $12,600, which is $−1,800 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont International University is $12,600, which is $−1,800 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,431.

In 2020, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Piedmont International University was $12,600. The cost of tuition at Piedmont International University is $−1,800 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$14,431
2020 Value
7.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Piedmont International University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,431. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Piedmont International University grew by 7.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,950
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Piedmont International University was of $9,950 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.49% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 40% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Piedmont International University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.08% with respect to 2019, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Piedmont International University received 461 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11.9% annual growth. Out of those 461 applicants, 229 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.7% acceptance rate.

There were 951 students enrolled at Piedmont International University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Piedmont International University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
229
Accepted Out of 461

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Piedmont International University was 49.7% (229 admissions from 461 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 28.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 11.9%, while admissions grew by 94.1%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Piedmont International University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Piedmont International University has a total enrollment of 951 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont International University is 385 students and the part-time enrollment is 566. This means that 40.5% of students enrolled at Piedmont International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Piedmont International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51% White, 19.6% Black or African American, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% Two or More Races, 1.79% Asian, 0.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.105% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Piedmont International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.3%), followed by White Female (26.1%) and Black or African American Female (9.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (63.6%), followed by White Female (12.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Piedmont International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 951 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont International University is 385 and the part-time enrollment is 566. This means that 40.5% of students enrolled at Piedmont International University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

49%
2020 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 49%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), 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
    485
  2. Black or African American
    186
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    100

The enrolled student population at Piedmont International University is 51% White, 19.6% Black or African American, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% Two or More Races, 1.79% Asian, 0.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.105% 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% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% 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, 117 students (12.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 31 fewer women than men received degrees from Piedmont International University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Piedmont International University is white (114 degrees awarded). There were 9.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Piedmont International University is Biblical Studies (25 degrees awarded), followed by Divinity & Ministry (15 degrees) and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (11 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (47 degrees awarded), Theology (62 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (2 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 International University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,457,855 people), Secondary school teachers (491,542 people), Education administrators (257,133 people), Special education teachers (202,372 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (186,920 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont International University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (47 degrees awarded), Theology (62 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (2 degrees), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), and Education (13 degrees).

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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 International University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Surgeons

The most specialized majors at Piedmont International University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (47 degrees awarded), Theology (62 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (2 degrees), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), and Education (13 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 (2,697,231 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (280,064 people), Religious organizations (168,815 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (113,089 people), and Child day care services (100,356 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont International University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (47 degrees awarded), Theology (62 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (2 degrees), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), and Education (13 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. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Piedmont International University was Biblical Studies with 25 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

87
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
56
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 87 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont International University, which is 1.55 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (56).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont International University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 3.13 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 11 degrees were awarded to women at Piedmont International University in Religious Studies, which is 0.478 times less than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 7% of students graduating from Piedmont International University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Piedmont International University is Male and White (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    114 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Piedmont International University is white (114 degrees awarded). There were 9.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    69 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Piedmont International University is white male (69 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (45 degrees).

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Operations

Piedmont International University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.84M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.31M (46%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Piedmont International University had a total salary expenditure of $10.4M. Piedmont International University employs 20 Professors, 8 Assistant professors, and 1 Lecturers. Most academics at Piedmont International University are Male Professors (11), Female Professors(9), and Female Assistant professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont International University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 16 employees, Management, with 13 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.84M
2020 Endowment
23.3%
growth from 2019

Piedmont International University has an endowment valued at about $2.84M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Piedmont International University grew 23.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.59M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $117k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Piedmont International University received $117k 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

$4.93M
2020 Salaries
2.73%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Piedmont International University paid a median of $4.93M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($10.4M) and a 2.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 34% growth from 2018 and a 13.8% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.64M
Instructional Salaries
29
Number of Employees

In 2020, Piedmont International University paid a total of $1.64M to 29 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Piedmont International University were Professor with 20 employees; Assistant professor with 8 employees; and Assistant professor with 1 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont International University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees; Management with 13 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Piedmont International University was Male Professor with 11 employees, Female Professor with 9 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 6 employees.

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