Excellent ∙ Affordable ∙ Meaningful ∙ Esteemed

About Piedmont International University

Piedmont International University is an established provider of exceptional Christian higher education. Our passion is to graduate men and women who are thoroughly equipped to be successful global leaders who live abundant lives.

Piedmont's history dates back over a hundred years — one of its constituent colleges, the erstwhile John Wesley University, had its origins in 1903, and is recognized as the oldest undergraduate theological institution in North Carolina. In its modern form, PIU has been educating students for successful careers since 1945 and is proud to enable the success of thousands of graduates all over the world.

Amidst national concern about rising student debt, Piedmont is pioneering the delivery of exceptional academic curriculum in an affordable form. Our degree programs incorporate the latest research about employment trends and workplace skills gaps to provide students with a competitive advantage. And Piedmont puts classroom teaching first – emphasizing the quality of the learning experience as much as research, impact, and engagement. Our focus is student-centric and designed to ensure that you learn the competencies and skills sought by employers.

Join Piedmont's vibrant, values-based, and innovative community and prepare to become a future-focused leader.

Students sitting at a table with laptop

Students walking back to dorms

The Latest from PIU

The Roar is our student life blog that exists to serve both online and residential students. But even if you're not a student yet, our hope is that this blog makes it easier for you to stay up to date with what is going on at Piedmont International University.

The Roar


e412 Program

Earn an accredited Master of Arts in Ministry degree in just 30 hours for the unbelievably low price of $99 per credit hour. This is made possible through Piedmont's e412 platform. Learn more at the link below!

e412

Latest News

News – PIU Roar
Piedmont MOU with Prominent Tennessee Sheriff featured in Media
Piedmont International University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee, to create a partnership to enable HCSO employees access to higher education. Under the MOU, HCSO employees will receive one year of academic credit into Piedmont International University’s undergraduate degrees if they have completed a state certified law enforcement training […]
Monday, October 21, 2019 9:33:58 AM

Leading Entrepreneurs Offer Careers Skills Training for Students
Do you want to have a job when you graduate?  Do you want to be successful in your job? Do you know what employers may be looking for in a resume? Have you ever prepared a resume? These were questions posed to juniors and seniors from the Patterson School of Business during their first career […]
Monday, October 21, 2019 9:25:43 AM

Gopalan Writes Op-ed on China Trade Deal
Dr Sandeep Gopalan, Vice Chancellor and Executive Vice President of Piedmont International University, published an opinion article in The Hill discussing the trade deal with China. The article notes that “the devil really will be in the details, as the cliche suggests. The fact that China obtained an immediate victory — a cancelled tariff increase — while relinquishing […]
Monday, October 14, 2019 10:34:59 AM

Gopalan Interviewed on radio program about Immigration Article
Dr Sandeep Gopalan, Vice Chancellor of Piedmont International University, was interviewed by the Rick Ungar show, a nationally syndicated program, on October 9th. The interview focused on Dr Gopalan’s article in the Hill analyzing President Donald Trump’s immigration health insurance proclamation. The interview is available for streaming here:
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 11:45:16 AM

Gopalan Pens Op-Ed on Immigration Proclamation
Dr Sandeep Gopalan, Vice Chancellor and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, authored a new op-ed article in the Hill about the President’s proclamation on immigration. The proclamation seeks to suspend entry for certain immigrants they do not possess health insurance or adequate financial means to cover medical expenses. The opinion article notes that the […]
Monday, October 07, 2019 11:42:11 AM

This feed has 5 articles on 1 page

Accredited and Approved by:

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements logo