• 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 State University-Perimeter College serves 18,573 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 18,573 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,150
  • Out-state tuition: $9,075
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Georgia State University-Perimeter College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 782 teachers has declined by 31% over five years.
Georgia State University-Perimeter College
(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
782 staff
209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Georgia State University-Perimeter College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Georgia State University-Perimeter College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,573 students
2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
7,784 students
929 students
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# Part-Time Students
10,789 students
1,541 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Georgia State University-Perimeter College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
506 students
% Asian
10%
3%
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% Hispanic
13%
8%
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% Black
46%
33%
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% White
21%
44%
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% Two or more races
5%
2%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
8%
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Diversity Score
0.71
0.68
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College Completion Rate
15%
40%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,500
$29,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Georgia State University-Perimeter College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of GA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,150 is less than the state average of $4,028. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,075 is more than the state average of $7,597. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,150
$4,028
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,075
$7,597
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Georgia State University-Perimeter College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Georgia State University-Perimeter College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$21,665
$13,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Georgia State University-Perimeter College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in GA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,250
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Georgia State University-Perimeter College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in GA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
69%
84%
This chart display the percent admitted of Georgia State University-Perimeter College and the community college average percent admitted of GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
465
SAT Math
n/a
450
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 18,573 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,150
  • Out-state tuition: $9,075
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Fulton County, GA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Fulton County, GA is Georgia State University-Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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