Piedmont Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,302
2022 Average Net Price
$11,045
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.65%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,315
32.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.8%
178 Graduates

About

Piedmont Technical College is a higher education institution located in Greenwood County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Piedmont Technical College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (128 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (101 degrees), and General Business (85 degrees).

In 2022, 1,653 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Piedmont Technical College. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,091 degrees), 2.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (467 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont Technical College is $4,302, which is $−3,810 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont Technical College is $4,302, which is $−3,810 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,045.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Piedmont Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,302
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Piedmont Technical College was $4,302. The cost of tuition at Piedmont Technical College is $−3,810 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,045
2022 Value
8.26%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Piedmont Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,045. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Piedmont Technical College grew by 8.26%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,257
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Piedmont Technical College was of $13,257 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Piedmont Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.52% with respect to 2021, 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.
5.65%
2019 Default Rate
77
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Piedmont Technical College was 5.65%, which represents 77 out of the 1364 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 had a total enrollment of 5,315 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont Technical College is 1,733 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,582. This means that 32.6% of students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Piedmont Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.2% White, 35.5% Black or African American, 6.89% Hispanic or Latino, 3.09% Two or More Races, 0.677% Asian, 0.357% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0753% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Black or African American Female (20.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Piedmont Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,315 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont Technical College is 1,733 and the part-time enrollment is 3,582. This means that 32.6% of students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2022 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 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Piedmont Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,777 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,885 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    366 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Piedmont Technical College is 52.2% White, 35.5% Black or African American, 6.89% Hispanic or Latino, 3.09% Two or More Races, 0.677% Asian, 0.357% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0753% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 387 more women than men received degrees from Piedmont Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Piedmont Technical College is white (1,091 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (467 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Piedmont Technical College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (128 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (101 degrees) and General Business (85 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (159 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (99 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (117 degrees).

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 (93,936 people), Other managers (61,027 people), Software developers (36,336 people), Education administrators (27,011 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (25,973 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Technical College in 2022 are Precision Production (159 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (99 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (117 degrees), Human Sciences (39 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (262 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Technical College are Precision Production (159 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (99 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (117 degrees), Human Sciences (39 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (262 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (190,218 people), Computer Systems Design (62,073 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (56,544 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (49,983 people), and Construction (44,883 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Technical College are Precision Production (159 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (99 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (117 degrees), Human Sciences (39 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (262 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 128 degrees awarded
  2. 101 degrees awarded
  3. 85 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Piedmont Technical College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 128 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

633
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,020
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 633 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Technical College, which is 0.621 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,020).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Technical College in Welding Technology, which is 24.4 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 176 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.05 times more than the 86 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Piedmont Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Piedmont Technical College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,091 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    467 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Piedmont Technical College is white (1,091 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (467 degrees).

1.15% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    614 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    477 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    361 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Piedmont Technical College is white female (614 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (477 degrees).

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Operations

Piedmont Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.41M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 32.5k (0.952%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Piedmont Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 58.6M. Piedmont Technical College employs 111 No academic ranks. Most academics at Piedmont Technical College are Female No academic rank (59), and Male No academic rank (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 41 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.

Endowment

$3.41M
2022 Endowment
147%
growth from 2021

Piedmont Technical College has an endowment valued at about $3.41M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Piedmont Technical College grew 147% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.8M 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. $4.03M - Federal
  2. $9M - State
  3. $55.7k - Local

As of 2022, Piedmont Technical College received $4.03M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9M from state grants and contracts, and $55.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.8M
2022 Salaries
5.08%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Piedmont Technical College paid a median of $18.8M in salaries, which represents 32.1% of their overall expenditure ($58.6M) and a 5.08% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.64M
Instructional Salaries
111
Number of Employees

In 2022, Piedmont Technical College paid a total of $5.64M to 111 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
111 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
41 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College was No academic rank with 111 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College was Female No academic rank with 59 employees, and Male No academic rank with 52 employees.

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