At a Glance
Founded in 1897, Piedmont is an independent, comprehensive, co-educational liberal arts college.
More than 2,800 men and women, representing approximately 20 states and 10 countries.
Piedmont is affiliated with the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC) and the historically related United Church of Christ (UCC).
Piedmont has campuses in Demorest, Georgia, and Athens, Georgia. The Demorest campus is located in Habersham County in northeast Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Demorest is about 70 miles north of Atlanta.
The Athens campus is located at 595 Prince Avenue in Athens.
The student/faculty ratio is 14 to 1, and most professors hold a doctorate or the terminal degree in their field. Piedmont is known for the individual attention and one-on-one instruction provided by professors whose first commitment is to your education.
Piedmont currently offers 40 undergraduate degree programs; graduate programs including the M.A., M.A.T. and Ed.S. in education and the M.B.A. in business; and a doctoral program in education.
NCAA Division III, Great South Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate sports include men’s and women’s teams in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis; women’s fast-pitch softball and volleyball; and men’s baseball. The College also sponsors cheerleading at the club level.
More than 90 percent of students receive financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment.
Piedmont College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Piedmont College.
All teacher education programs offered by Piedmont College, as they appear in its published catalog, have the approval of the Professional Standards Commission of the State of Georgia. Authority to recommend for certification rests with the Dean of the School of Education.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta GA 30326, 1-800-669-1656.
The Walker School of Business received national accreditation in November 2007 from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Walker School of Business received national accreditation in November 2007 from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for undergraduate and graduate business programs.