Piedmont International University was founded in 1945 as the Piedmont Bible Institute by Dr. Charles H. Stevens, pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Due to academic expansion, Piedmont Bible Institute was renamed Piedmont Baptist College, and then changed again to Piedmont International University in 2012. The school's mission is "to provide quality, Bible-centered higher education for effective lifetime ministry." Piedmont International University's campus is located in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Piedmont International University offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and certificates from the following schools:
- School of Bible & Theology
- School of Ministry
- School of Arts & Sciences
- School of Education
- School of Leadership
- Temple Baptist Seminary
The university offers full degree and certificate programs at all levels (except for the PhD) that can be completed through its distance learning program.