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 Georgia Perimeter College 

Name: Georgia Perimeter College
President: Robert E. Watts
City: Decatur
State: GA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Urban, Multi-Campus
Year Established: 1964

Governing Board Website

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2013 IPEDS Data

2013 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 21,123
Part Time: 61%
Full Time: 39%

Male: 41%
Female: 59%

African American: 40%
Asian: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Two or more races: 3%
Unknown: 2%
White: 32%

Georgia Perimeter College President

Robert E. Watts

Georgia Perimeter College Board Chair

Philip A. Wilheit, Sr.
Board Chair

Quote from the President

"Record enrollments, new facilities, and more opportunities for our students make the affordable, accessible quality education at Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) even more outstanding. The teaching excellence, commitment to community, and student achievement we exhibit at GPC has not gone unnoticed. Our college, faculty, staff, and students have received numerous accolades on international, national, and state levels. We continue to maintain our focus on student success now and in the future."

Interesting Facts

  • GPC's┬áSouthern Academy for Literary Arts and Scholarly Research hosts an assortment of visiting writers who engage students, faculty, and staff.
  • The college currently offers over 30 different transfer programs that are designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities upon completion of two years of academic work.
  • In November 1997, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved changing the name of the college from DeKalb College to Georgia Perimeter College to reflect its expanding mission and its service throughout the metro Atlanta area.
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