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Study at 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 centres:

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

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

Profile of Georgia Perimeter College

Georgia Perimeter is located in Decatur, GA (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Georgia Perimeter is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Georgia Perimeter is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Georgia Perimeter Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Georgia Perimeter had 21, 473 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time.

Georgia Perimeter Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 398liberal arts and sciences, sign language translation, library assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine75registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology39dental hygienist, medical assistant, medical lab tech
Security and Law Enforcement4fire protection tech

Contact: Georgia Perimeter

Georgia Perimeter College

3251 Panthersville Rd

Decatur, GA 30034-3832

General Phone: (678) 891-2300


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