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Perimeter College Demographics & Diversity

Decatur, Georgia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Perimeter College are predominantly Black with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 74% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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.

Racial demographics of Perimeter College students
Race Percent of Students
White 26%
Black 45%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 6%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 60% more female students than male students enrolled at Perimeter College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Perimeter College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Perimeter College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Perimeter College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,936
Women 9,520

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Perimeter College serves a very low number of students outside of Georgia, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Perimeter College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 11%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,673 per year

64% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 34.2%
Part time Undergrads 62.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=244437 IPEDS survey data for Perimeter College.