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At a Glance

The College

Founded in 1897, Piedmont is an independent, comprehensive, co-educational liberal arts college.


More than 2,500 men and women, representing approximately 25 states and 12 countries.


Piedmont is affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC).


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, in the heart of Georgia's Classic City.


The student/faculty ratio is 11 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 more than 50 undergraduate degree programs; graduate programs in education and business; and a doctoral program in education.


NCAA Division III, USA South Athletic Conference. Sports include men's and women's basketball, swimming, cross country, cycling, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track & field; baseball, softball and volleyball. Follow the link above to Piedmont Athletics.

Financial Aid

More than 95 percent of students receive financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment.


Piedmont College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500, or at for questions about the accreditation of Piedmont College, to file third-party comments, or to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as, admission requirements, financial aid, or educational programs should be addressed to the college and not to the Commission.

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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326, 1-800-669-1656.  
The Walker School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for undergraduate and graduate business programs.

The Piedmont College Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program has been placed on probation as of February 11, 2020, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program is actively working to address the deficient standard, and is accepting both 3+2 and traditional graduate students as the process resolves.

The Cardiovascular Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and monitored by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT), 25400 US Hwy 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (727-210-2350) (