Piedmont College is a private liberal arts institution located in two campuses in Georgia – one in Demorest and the other in Athens. Founded in 1897 for the purpose of fulfilling the educational needs of the residents of the Appalachian area, the college was initially established as the J.S. Green Collegiate Institute. In 1902, the school was formally renamed Piedmont College.
Today, Piedmont College has over 2,000 students enrolled in its two campuses combined. These students are ably mentored by fulltime faculty members, most of whom have a doctorate degree in their chosen fields. With the student to faculty ratio at 14 to 1, students of Piedmont enjoy a focused, one-on-one interaction with their teachers.
Academically, the college is organized into four schools: the School of Arts and Science, the School of Business, the School of Education, and School of Nursing. It offers over 38 undergraduate degree programs as well as graduate programs in education and business and a doctoral program in education. The aim of the college, to this day, is to “educate students to become successful and responsible citizens through rigorous academic instruction in the liberal arts and professional disciplines.”
Cost of tuition and fees for 2009-2010 at the Demorest campus is US$18,000 for fulltime, undergraduate students taking 12 to 19 hours per semester and US$750 per credit hour for part-time students. At the Athens campus, tuition cost is lower at US$11,000 for fulltime students and US$458 per credit hour for part-time. Cost of graduate tuition is US$407 per credit hour. An additional fee of US$3,000 per semester will be charged to students who want to live on campus. Financial aid is extended to help students pay for their cost of attendance.
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