Georgia Perimeter College

3251 Panthersville Rd, Decatur, GA 30034-3832

School Details

Perimeter College was founded in 1964 as DeKalb College, a two-year college in Clarkston governed by the DeKalb County Board of Education. The institution grew, opening additional campuses in the county before becoming part of the University System of Georgia in 1986. The college continued to expand and, in 1998, changed its name to Georgia Perimeter College to reflect its broad footprint in the metro Atlanta area. Perimeter College is a diverse, multi-campus urban research university in metropolitan Atlanta. The college is the major provider of associate degrees and student transfer opportunities in Georgia and a gateway to higher education, easing students’ entry into college-level study. 

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

School Overview

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Not applicable
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
    25,113
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    7,335
  • Percent Admitted:
    53%
  • Calendar System:
    Semester

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