Georgia Perimeter College: Narrative Description

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3251 Panthersville Rd.
Decatur, GA 30034-3897
Tel: (404)244-5090; 888-696-2780; Admissions: (404)299-4551; Fax: (404)244-2996; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $136,686. Educational spending 2002-03: $2419 per student. Total enrollment: 18,986. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. Full-time: 8,548 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 10,438 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 125 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 37% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 36% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1398 full-time, $59 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5592 full-time, $233 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $244 full-time, $122 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Georgia Perimeter College Library with 369,969 books, 36,511 microform titles, 2,032 serials, 15,500 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $429,889.