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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.

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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.

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Piedmont Represented at Panel of Higher Education Presidents
Piedmont International University was proud to be represented on this collaborative panel of Winston-Salem Higher Education Presidents last week. PIU has been actively collaborating with other institutions for years under the leadership of President Charles Petitt. Read more here.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:07:43 AM

Piedmont Gives Back: Through Waste?
Piedmont International University is giving back locally through our latest partnership with Crossnore School & Children’s Home. Crossnore is launching its new community compost initiative: the Story of the Plate.  Shaina Bottoms, manager of the on-campus coffee and apparel shop, is the visionary behind our university becoming more resourceful in our waste management and she’s […]
Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:25:09 AM

PIU Collaboration Featured in Media
Piedmont International University’s collaboration with the Sheriff’s Office, Forsyth County, and Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr., was featured in an article in the News & Record on Monday, August 26, 2019. The article notes the value of public entities partnering with universities in curriculum development and program delivery. It quotes Dr Sandeep Gopalan, Vice Chancellor of PIU, […]
Monday, August 26, 2019 4:01:57 PM

US Department of Ed Approves Four New Degrees
Piedmont International University is pleased to announce that the US Department of Education has approved four new degree programs: BA in Criminal Justice, BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Master of Arts in Bible Exposition. This approval process allows qualified students enrolling in these new degrees to receive Federal Financial Aid. President […]
Friday, August 23, 2019 1:44:58 PM

Funding Provided for First 20 Dual Enrollment Students from Alabama
Thanks to funding provided from generous supporters of Piedmont International University, the first 20 students that enroll in “Survey of the Bible” in Morgan County Public Schools will receive free tuition and books. PIU will have the opportunity this fall semester to teach this course as an elective in the public school system in Alabama […]
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:37:10 AM

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