Piedmont Technical College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,948

3.79% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,904

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

20.1%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

4,907

34.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

15.3%

113 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 2016, 1,119 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Piedmont Technical College. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (733 degrees), 2.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (350 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont Technical College is $3,948, which is $-3,372 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont Technical College is $3,948, which is $-3,372 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,904.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,948

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Piedmont Technical College was $3,948. The cost of tuition at Piedmont Technical College is $-3,372 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$8,904

2016 Value

30.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Piedmont Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,904. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Piedmont Technical College grew by 30.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,604

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Piedmont Technical College was of $5,604 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0178% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 66.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Piedmont Technical College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2015, when 92% 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.

20.1%

2015 Default Rate

343

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Piedmont Technical College was 20.1%, which represents 343 out of the 1706 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Piedmont Technical College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 4,907 students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Piedmont Technical College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Piedmont Technical College has a total enrollment of 4,907 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont Technical College is 1,712 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,195. This means that 34.9% of students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Piedmont Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.4% White, 32.9% Black or African American, 4.63% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.591% Asian, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0408% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (29.1%) and Black or African American Female (18.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

34.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Piedmont Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,907 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont Technical College is 1,712 and the part-time enrollment is 3,195. This means that 34.9% of students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%

2016 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 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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

    2,913

  2. Black or African American

    1,614

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    227

The enrolled student population at Piedmont Technical College is 59.4% White, 32.9% Black or African American, 4.63% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.591% Asian, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0408% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 1 students (0.0204%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 143 more women than men received degrees from Piedmont Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Piedmont Technical College are white (733 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (350 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 Precision Production (211 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (96 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (73 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 Technical College are Miscellaneous managers (84,550 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (58,256 people), Construction managers (36,824 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (29,666 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (28,645 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Technical College are Precision Production (211 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (96 degrees), Engineering Technologies (73 degrees), Agriculture (22 degrees), and Construction (16 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 Technical College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Technical College are Precision Production (211 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (96 degrees), Engineering Technologies (73 degrees), Agriculture (22 degrees), and Construction (16 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 (100,682 people), Construction (96,119 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (57,722 people), Computer Systems Design (53,061 people), and Hospitals (43,493 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Technical College are Precision Production (211 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (96 degrees), Engineering Technologies (73 degrees), Agriculture (22 degrees), and Construction (16 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 488

  2. 631

In 2016, 488 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Technical College, which is 0.773 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (631).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Technical College in Machine Tool Technology, which is 3.71 times more than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 83 degrees were awarded to women at Piedmont Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.37 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 8% of students graduating from Piedmont Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Piedmont Technical College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    733 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    350 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Piedmont Technical College is white (733 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (350 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

    375 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    358 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    239 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Piedmont Technical College is white female (375 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (358 degrees).

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Operations

Piedmont Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $898k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $31.4k (3.5%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Piedmont Technical College had a total expenditure of $43.9M. Of that $43.9M, they spent $18.8M on salaries and $43.9M on benefits.

Piedmont Technical College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Piedmont Technical College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$898k

2015 Endowment

12.8%

growth from 2014

Piedmont Technical College has an endowment valued at about $898k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Piedmont Technical College grew 12.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.22M 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. $2.6M - Federal

  2. $5.34M - State

  3. $47.9k - Local

As of 2015, Piedmont Technical College received $2.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.34M from state grants and contracts, and $47.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$18.8M

Salary Expenditure

$43.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Piedmont Technical College had a total expenditure of $43.9M. Of that $43.9M, they spent $18.8M on salaries and $43.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Piedmont Technical College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.8M

2015 Salaries

0.841%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Piedmont Technical College paid a median of $18.8M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($43.9M) and a 0.841% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.2% growth from 2013 and a 1.75% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.5M

Instructional Salaries

121

Number of Employees

In 2015, Piedmont Technical College paid a total of $5.5M to 121 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

39 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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

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