Georgia Perimeter College

Georgia Perimeter College

Georgia Perimeter College is a two-year associate degree-granting unit of the University System of Georgia. GPC has multiple campus locations on the north and east side of metro Atlanta. The institution was founded by the DeKalb County Board of Education as DeKalb College in 1958.

GPC offers more than 25 Associate degrees, over 3 career and technical degrees and more than 5 dual degree programs in the following campuses and centers:

  • Clarkston Campus
  • Decatur Campus
  • Dunwoody Campus
  • Lawrenceville Campus
  • Newton Campus
  • Alpharetta Center at GSU
Center for Continuing & Corporate Education

The Chattahoochee Review is the nationally recognized magazine published by the college. The sports teams of GPC are known as the Jaguars.

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Contacting Georgia Perimeter

Georgia Perimeter College
3251 Panthersville Rd
Decatur , GA 30034-3832
General Phone: (678) 891-2300

Georgia Perimeter Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,492sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, library assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine89registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology39dental hygienist, medical assistant, medical lab tech
Security and Law Enforcement7fire protection tech

Number of programs and degrees for Georgia Perimeter in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years41
Associate's degree1,6238

Georgia Perimeter Student Body

In 2007-2008, Georgia Perimeter had a total enrollment of 21,473 students (16,209 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 63%
Part-Time 37%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 39%
Black 41%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 23%
20-21 22%
22-24 17%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%

Georgia Perimeter Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 49 %

Georgia Perimeter Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Decatur, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Georgia Perimeter Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Georgia Perimeter Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,322
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,824
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Georgia Perimeter participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 156200)

Georgia Perimeter Faculty

Georgia Perimeter has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track55102
Non-tenured and not on tenure track66

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$90,6657$106,926
Associate professorcalendar year12$77,62414$76,863
Assistant professorcalendar year4$75,2868$67,168
Instructorcalendar year3$53,9894$51,913
All faculty totalcalendar year22$75,75433$77,865

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$58,38421$64,418
Associate professoracademic year49$54,04272$55,517
Assistant professoracademic year40$44,66357$44,588
Instructoracademic year29$38,25953$41,046
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year135$48,215203$49,591

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Georgia Perimeter Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports144155

Georgia Perimeter Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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