Public 2 Year

Perimeter College

Decatur, Georgia

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Perimeter College overview
Location Decatur, Georgia
Online gsu.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Perimeter College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Perimeter College, part of Georgia State University, is a public institution located in Decatur, Georgia, within easy reach of the vibrant cultural and economic opportunities of Atlanta. Established in 1958, the college serves as a major gateway to higher education in the region, offering a breadth of associate degree programs. Known for an open admissions policy, Perimeter College provides a diverse academic experience with popular majors including Business, Sciences, Computer Information Systems, and Health Sciences. The college?s campus displays a modern architectural style, with a variety of facilities catering to student needs. While Perimeter College does not provide on-campus student housing, it offers a commuter-friendly environment with access to resources that support student success. Academic rigour and support structures characterize Perimeter College, without a specific emphasis on intercollegiate athletic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 11,089 prospective students applied, and 10,993 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,214 enrolled in the school.  5,841 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 9,615 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $2,280 plus fees of $680.

Perimeter College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.












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Admission Standards

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SAT 840/1070
ACT 15/20

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend

Georgia Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Perimeter College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$680
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $14,891
Budget for Other Expenses$6,369
Total One Year Cost$26,220

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Perimeter College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$680
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $14,891
Budget for Other Expenses$6,369
Total One Year Cost$32,572

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,700 per year

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Perimeter College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 89%
Health Professions 9%
Foreign Languages 1%
Library Science 0%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 0%

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