Piedmont College

Piedmont College

Piedmont College is a private liberal arts college located in Georgia, United States. It was established in September 1, 1897 as the J.S. Green Collegiate Institute, named in honor of a local banker. The college was formally renamed Piedmont College in 1902. The main campus is spread across an area of 300 acres. The college offers more than 35 undergraduate degree programs and several graduate programs in diverse areas of study. Piedmont College is organized into the following academic schools:

  • Daniel School of Nursing
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Walker School of Business

Piedmont College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division III and Great South Athletic Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed as the Lions.

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Piedmont College
165 Central Ave
Demorest , GA 30535-0010
General Phone: (706) 778-3000

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Piedmont College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching774curriculum and instruction, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, ...
Business and Management101business management
Liberal Arts39Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, political science, sociology, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine12various nursing
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and safety
Art Studies7art studies
Science7biology, natural sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Mathematics6mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Therapy and Counseling6psychology
Media4mass communication
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy and religious studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Piedmont College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree22631
Post-master's certificate3851
Master's degree3617

Piedmont College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Piedmont College had a total enrollment of 2,283 students (2,501 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 43%
Graduate 57%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 77%
(Foreign Students) 23%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 13%
20-21 10%
22-24 11%
25-29 18%
30-34 12%
35-39 10%
40-49 15%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

Piedmont College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 100 %

Piedmont College Room and Board (2007)

Piedmont College offers campus housing for 450 of its 2,501 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Demorest, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Piedmont College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Math440550
SAT Writing440540
ACT Composite1822

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT73%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT31%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Piedmont College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,000
Room and board $ 6,000
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 4,000

Financial Aid:
Piedmont College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 158800)

Piedmont College Faculty

Piedmont College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$77,3263$76,910
Associate professorcalendar year3$66,8201*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year12$72,5394$74,495

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$65,4849$57,017
Associate professoracademic year12$59,27714$55,498
Assistant professoracademic year27$48,68217$49,187
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year54$55,70442$52,099

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Piedmont College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Natural Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Piedmont College Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 16%Piedmont College Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 19%Piedmont College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 20%Piedmont College Dorm rooms per full-time student

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