Piedmont College Ranked #1 Private College

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Piedmont College has been rated the top private college in Georgia by James Magazine.


The rankings, published in the magazine’s July/August “Education” issue, and showcases Piedmont College as number one, ranking ahead of nine other private colleges.


James Magazine is a popular Georgia magazine that is published six times a year. Anything from business, education, and politics, it covers all the topics. 


Admission standards, academic, and career placement, and “consultations with prominent education and business leaders around the state,” is how the magazine ranks its showcased universities and colleges.


The ranking was the latest in a string of laurels for Piedmont College.


On Piedmont’s website, they state that “Last fall, the college advanced five spots in the annual US News & World Report college guide. The popular publication ranked Piedmont the fifth-best “Regional University” in Georgia. In the much larger 12-state South Region, Piedmont was ranked 63, compared to 68 last year.  Piedmont was also the second-highest ranked Georgia institution in the South Regional “Best Value” category.”


A popular personal finance website, known as Wallet Hub, recently ranked Piedmont the fifth best institution of higher learning in Georgia behind Georgia Tech, Emory University, the University of Georgia, and Mercer University.


“Piedmont is a thriving, dynamic institution,” said Piedmont President James F. Mellichamp. “Our enrollment has been steadily increasing and we continue to add new academic programs that match the interests and demands of students and parents. Around the state and region, our leaders are taking notice. This ranking is a reflection of Piedmont’s rising profile.”