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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 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.

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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!

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Latest News

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Honoring the Life of Lucille Bowman
Lucille Bowman, faithful servant of Jesus Christ and lifelong ministry partner with her husband, Dr. Hoyle Bowman, passed away on May 27, 2020. The Bowmans left a lasting impact on their alma mater Piedmont International University through their various roles over 65 of the first 75 years of PIU history.  The Bowmans graduated from Piedmont […]
Friday, May 29, 2020 11:21:27 AM

PIU Planning to be Fully Operational by August 2020
Piedmont International University is planning to be fully operational by August 2020. The Reopen PIU plan continues to make the health, safety, and welfare of students, employees, and visitors the highest priority by implementing policies based on guidance provided by governmental and health authorities and building on the advantages PIU enjoys. Two of those advantages […]
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:16:12 PM

A Message from the President to the Class of 2020
Today is May 1st, and Piedmont’s 2020 Commencement was scheduled to begin a couple of hours from now. We were planning on making this commencement very special not only to celebrate the accomplishments of all of our graduates, but also to mark the beginning or Piedmont’s 75th anniversary. We were excited to have Glenda Hatchett […]
Friday, May 1, 2020 8:25:24 PM

PIU Basketball Coach Departs
PIU’s beloved basketball coach and former NBA All Star Josh Howard is departing PIU after 4 years to be closer to his family in Texas. PIU President Charles Petitt said, “Josh Howard served as Piedmont International University’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach from 2016 through 2020. His heart for his hometown of Winston-Salem and his desire […]
Friday, April 17, 2020 12:28:35 PM

PIU COVID-19 Relief Scholarship Financial Support for New Students
Piedmont International University is deeply concerned about the adverse financial impacts on families due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, as a socially conscious university, we are offering employees and their family members in the airline, hospitality, food service, tourism, restaurant, travel, the education system (public, private, or higher education), entertainment, medical, recreation, law enforcement, or […]
Monday, March 30, 2020 3:39:30 PM

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