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Georgia Perimeter College

Georgia Perimeter College is an Associate's college with 21123 students located in Decatur, GA.

Offers Associate Degrees


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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 21,123
Gender 41% Male / 59% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 39% Full Time / 61% Part Time
Geography 90% In State / 10% Out of State / 3% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 59% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 33%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 4%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 43%
Asian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


Student Publications: The Collegian

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Drama/Theater
  • Model UN

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling minority students services personal counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor economically disadvantaged students services
  • Facilities: botanical gardens, observatory
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program double major english as a second language (esl) honors program liberal arts/career combination dual enrollment of high school students
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (89%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (8%), Dental Hygiene/Hygienist (1%), Sign Language Interpretation and Translation (0%), Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician (0%), Medical/Clinical Assistant (0%)

Majors Offered


A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to function as simultaneous interpreters of American Sign Language

Job Opportunities:

Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.


A program that prepares individuals to clean teeth and apply preventive materials, provide oral health education and treatment counseling to patients, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Includes instruction in dental anatomy, microbiology, and pathology; dental hygiene theory and techniques; cleaning equipment operation and maintenance; dental materials; radiology; patient education and counseling; office management; supervised clinical training; and professional standards.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Dental Hygienists
Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

A program that prepares individuals to administer prescribed courses of radiation treatment, manage patients undergoing radiation therapy, and maintain pertinent records. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, oncologic pathology, radiation biology, radiation oncology procedures and techniques, radiation dosimetry, tumor localization, treatment planning, patient communication and management, data collection, record-keeping, and applicable standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Radiation Therapists
Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.
Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.


A program focusing on the application of fire science and technology to problems of reducing fire risk, limiting loss, supervising substance removal, conducting safety inspections and investigations, and advising on matters of safety procedures and fire prevention policy. Includes instruction in fire behavior, fire simulation, structural risk assessment, materials analysis, detection and suppression systems, smoke management, supply and evacuation, public education, legal aspects of fire prevention, and related research and communications methods.

Job Opportunities:

Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.
Fire Inspectors and Investigators
Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and State laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.


A program that prepares individuals to assist professional librarians and archivists. Includes instruction in principles, systems, processes, and procedures of library and archive operation; library resources and services; processes of acquisition, cataloging, storage, and display systems; discovery and retrieval of requested materials; and management of books, periodicals, and other documents and records.

Job Opportunities:

Library Technicians
Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.

Administration & Faculty

Interim President Robert E. Watts
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 462
Student : Faculty Ratio 20 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 41 : 58
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 39
Tenure Track Faculty 43
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 17

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 4.0 ARTS 1690 3.0
AP Biology 4.0 BIOL 1402/L 4.0
AP Biology 5.0 BIOL 1402/L, 1403/L 8.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 MATH 1113 4.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 MATH 2431 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 MATH 2431 4.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 MATH 2431,2432 8.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHEM 1211/L 4.0
AP Chemistry 5.0 CHEM 1211/L, 1212/L 8.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 3.0 CHIN 1002,2001 6.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4.0 CHIN 1002,2001,2002 9.0
AP Computer Science A 4.0 CSCI 1301 4.0
AP Computer Science A 5.0 CSCI 1301,1302 8.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 ENGL 1101 3.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 ENGL 1101 3.0
AP Environmental Science 4.0 ENVS/L 4.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 FREN 1002,2001 6.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 FREN 1002,2001,2002 9.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 GRMN 1002,2001 6.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 GRMN 1002,2001,2002 9.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 GEOG 1101 3.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 3.0 ITAL 1002,2001 6.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 4.0 ITAL 1002,2001,2002 9.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 ECON 2105 3.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 ECON 2106 3.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 MUSC 1621 w/ aural stimulus 1.0
AP Music Theory 4.0 MUSC 1621,1622 w/ aural stimulus 2.0
AP Physics B 3.0 PHYS 1111/L 4.0
AP Physics B 4.0 PHYS 1111/L, 1112/L 8.0
AP Psychology 3.0 PSYC 1101 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 SPAN 1002, 2001 6.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 SPAN 1002,2001,2002 9.0
AP Statistics 3.0 MATH 1431 3.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 POLS 1101 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 HIST 2111 3.0
AP United States History 5.0 HIST 2111,2112 6.0
AP World History 3.0 HIST 1111 3.0
AP World History 5.0 HIST 1111,1112 6.0




Selectivity Score: 46/100

Acceptance Rate: 51.2% accepted of 11,745 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Also Considered: Interview

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 4 0
Science 4 0
Science Lab 4 0
Social Studies 3 0
Foreign Language 2 0

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT




Regular Decision

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $6,268 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $5,832
$30K-$48K $6,344
$48K-$75K $8,550
$75K-$110K $10,344
$110K+ $10,575

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $2,080, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.


On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $2,080 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,020 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $5,510
Books $1,600 $1,600
Total (before financial aid) $4,700 $10,210


On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $7,850 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,020 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $5,510
Books $1,600 $1,600
Total (before financial aid) $10,470 $15,980

Students Receiving Aid

68% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 23% $4,661
Federal Scholarships/Grants 59% $4,437
Institutional Grants 2% $6,962
Other Federal Grants 5% $194
Pell Grants 59% $4,422
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 19% $1,897
Student Loans 23% $4,688

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

8% of students graduated in six years.

57% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



Georgia Perimeter College participates in the NJCAA DIV I for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Soccer Marc Zagara (Get recruited )
Baseball Stewart Bailey (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Softball Ken Deyton (Get recruited )
Soccer Bruno Kalonji (Get recruited )


Washington Monthly

#310 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#312 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#346 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#423 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
#463 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
#500 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#520 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#569 Master's Universities - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#591 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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