Georgia Perimeter College

  • Georgia Perimeter College, a non-residential institution, serves diverse populations of traditional and nontraditional students in Greater Metropolitan Atlanta. Placing learning first, we provide accessible and affordable high quality undergraduate credit and non-credit programs for students seeking to complete an associate degree, transfer to a senior college or university, prepare for immediate entry into a career, pursue personal goals or enhance current workplace skills. Our curriculum specializes in liberal arts and professional preparation and promotes international and intercultural understanding. We also serve the broader community as an educational, cultural, and economic resource.
School Highlights
  • Georgia Perimeter College serves 21,371 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Georgia Perimeter College is one of 6 community colleges within Dekalb County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to Georgia Perimeter College is Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service (5.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Georgia Perimeter College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 609 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Georgia Perimeter College(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty609 staff94 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Georgia Perimeter College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Georgia Perimeter College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment21,371 students2,588 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:127:1
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# Full-Time Students7,987 students1,115 students
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# Part-Time Students13,384 students1,473 students
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% Asian
8%
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
5%
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% Black
40%
33%
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% White
35%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
4%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
9%
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Diversity Score0.700.65
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College Completion Rate
6%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,500$29,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,150 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,075 is more than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,150$3,413
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,075$7,181
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,060$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate51%77%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded by the citizens of DeKalb County and the DeKalb Board of Education under the Junior College Act of 1958, Georgia Perimeter College opened as DeKalb College with its Clarkston Campus in 1964. It was the only public junior college in the state supported and controlled by a local board of education. It was established in order that any resident of the DeKalb School District who held a high school diploma or its equivalent and who desired to seek two years of postsecondary education might have the opportunity to do so. The college's Decatur (formerly known as South) Campus opened in 1972. Also beginning in 1972, students enrolled in DeKalb Area Technical School were able to enroll dually in vocational and collegiate programs, and the college was designated DeKalb Community College. As growth continued both for DeKalb County and the college, the Dunwoody (Formerly North) Campus was added and began operation in 1979. DeKalb College pioneered in Georgia in open-door admissions, personalized approaches to instruction, and community-related curricula and activities. The Decatur Campus is one of the most scenic college campuses in the entire Atlanta area. The campus is surrounded by lush landscaped acres; it even houses its own botanical garden. Several miles of walking trails and tree-lined walkways connect the north and south portions of the campus. On your tour you will find tennis courts, a basketball court and a junior Olympic size swimming pool. The campus boasts ample parking spaces and the lots are all conveniently located. College curricula feature transfer, learning support, career, continuing and distance education programs as well as joint educational offerings with other system institutions and state-supported technical institutes. Associate degrees are awarded to graduates who complete the two-year transfer and career programs. Georgia Perimeter College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

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Did You Know?
Dekalb County, GA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Dekalb County, GA is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.