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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,868 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
34.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
113 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Piedmont Technical College is $4,668, which is $1,446 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $5,868, which is 125% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,068 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

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.

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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, 0.59% Asian, 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (12.8%), followed by White Male (10.1%) and Black or African American Female (6.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 143 more women than men graduated from Piedmont Technical College. The majority of students graduating from Piedmont Technical College are White. These 733 graduates mean that there were 2.09 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 350 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Piedmont Technical College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 118 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 67 graduates and General Business with 65 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Piedmont Technical College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Precision Production, with 211 graduates, followed by Mechanical Technologies with 96 graduates and Engineering Technologies with 73 graduates.


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Piedmont Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $897,675, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $31,440 (3.5%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Piedmont Technical College had a total expenditure of $43.9M. Of that $43.9M, they spent $18.8M on salaries and $6.2M on benefits.

Piedmont Technical College employs 121 No academic ranks, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Piedmont Technical College are Female No academic ranks (65), Male No academic ranks (56), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 43 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 23 employees.



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