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 Georgia Perimeter College

Georgia Perimeter College - Decatur, GA

3251 Panthersville Rd, Decatur, Georgia 30034-3832

General information:(678)891-2300
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:26,996( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,828 $2,680 $2,736 -2%
Out-of-state $9,706 $8,960 $9,448 -5%
Books and supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,180 $4,970 $5,040 -1%
Other $3,170 $3,510 $3,640 -4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,170 $3,510 $3,640 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,328 $4,180 $4,236 0%
Off Campus $12,678 $12,660 $12,916 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,498 $7,690 $7,876 0%
On Campus $11,206 $10,460 $10,948 0%
Off Campus $19,556 $18,940 $19,628 -5%
Off Campus with Family $14,376 $13,970 $14,588 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,065
In-state fees $760
Out-of-state tuition $8,688
Out-of-state fees $760
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,208 72% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,028 66% $10,699,433 $5,276
Federal grants 1,764 57% $8,529,434 $4,835
Pell grants 1,764 57% $8,486,577 $4,811
Other federal grants 65 2% $42,857 $659
State/local government grant or scholarships 424 14% $520,578 $1,228
Institutional grants or scholarships 442 14% $1,649,421 $3,732
Student loan aid 650 21% $3,038,461 $4,675
Federal student loans 639 21% $2,968,848 $4,646
Other student loans 14 0% $69,613 $4,972
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,592 54% $62,868,231 $4,625
Pell grants 11,397 45% $50,604,281 $4,440
Federal student loans 5,795 23% $28,920,777 $4,991


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $1,906 $4,591 $4,819
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,549 $3,926 $4,313
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,828 $4,841 $5,058
$48,001 - $75,000 $7,195 $6,933 $7,611
$75,001 - $110,000 $7,697 $9,001 $9,535
$110,001 and more $6,594 $9,421 $9,631

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 26,996
Undergraduate enrollment 26,996
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 3,332
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 12,478 5,077 7,401
Percent admitted 64% 66% 63%
Percent admitted who enrolled 66% 41% 36%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT . .%
ACT . .%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
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SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 34 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1213
Soccer 3018
Softball -15
Tennis 87


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1967 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/08/1975 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1969 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 102
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 210
Motor vehicle theft 042
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate18.1%
Number in default472
Number in repayment2,596

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00156200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation144-
Category total144-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-28-
Medical/Clinical Assistant-1-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-143-
Category total-172-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician-3-
Category total-3-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-15-
Category total-1619-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting-24
Category total-24
Grand total14154