Perimeter College at Georgia State University is a college of
Georgia State University
1 History 2 Campuses 3 Academic profile 4 Military outreach 5 Student life
5.1 Media 5.2 Sport
6 Notable people 7 References 8 External links
Perimeter College was founded by the DeKalb County Board of Education
as DeKalb College in 1958 and offered its first classes in Clarkston,
Georgia, in 1964. Its service area grew as new campuses opened and
students came to the college from throughout the metro area. In 1997,
DeKalb College was renamed Georgia Perimeter College. It was called
Georgia Perimeter College, as a two-year associate degree-granting
unit of the
University System of Georgia
Three in DeKalb County:
Clarkston Campus (formerly known as "Central Campus"), in an unincorporated area south of Clarkston, is the original campus. Decatur Campus (formerly known as "South Campus"), in an unincorporated area south of Decatur. Dunwoody Campus (formerly known as "North Campus"), in Dunwoody Home to an observatory that is available for public use.
Newton County: Newton Campus, in an unincorporated area, south of I-20 and east of Covington. Fulton County: Alpharetta Center, in Alpharetta in north Fulton County.
The Perimeter College Botanical Gardens include a Native Plant Garden
and the Ferns of the World Garden, which contains more species of
ferns than any other garden in the United States. Discussions about
plants, garden walks and special sales are open to the public.
Perimeter College was the largest two-year college and the
fourth-largest institution in the University System of Georgia, with
about 21,371 students enrolled. PC’s online program was the
largest in the state university system, serving over 9,000 students.
Perimeter College transferred almost 3,000 students annually to
bachelor's degree programs within the University System of Georgia,
accounting for one-fifth of transfers within the system. To allow
students to transfer to four-year institutions of their choice,
Perimeter pioneered a
Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program,
signing more than 40 TAG agreements with in-state, out-of-state,
public and private four-year colleges and universities.
More than one-third of Perimeter College’s faculty members earned
their doctorate; this statistic did not include numerous part-time
instructors. PC had more Governor's Teaching Fellows than any other
institution in Georgia: 40 since 1996. More than 46 PC faculty members
received National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
Teaching Excellence Awards since 2003.
The 3-year graduation rate was 7 % before amalgamation with
Georgia State University. 
Perimeter College's Military Outreach program served one of the
largest military and veteran populations in the State, with over 1,100
military-affiliated students attending PC each semester. Designated
year after year as a Military Friendly and Best-For-Vets institution,
PC's Military Outreach program had been recognized as a model in the
State and across the Nation. The Military Outreach Center provided all
the services, support and assistance student veterans need to reach
their academic goals. PC had Military Outreach Centers located on all
five campuses and provide personalized assistance to its many Online
student veterans, offering everything from academic and financial aid
counseling, to scholarships and emergency grants for military/veteran
students and their families. PC honored its student veterans by
Serving Those Who Have Served.
Perimeter College’s Fine Arts program presented plays, art exhibits
and musical performances that were open to the public. The 2009–2010
season included more than 100 events. The college was also home to the
DeKalb Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Academy for Literary Arts
& Scholarly Research, which celebrated literature and scholarship
and hosts an assortment of visiting writers who engage students,
faculty, and staff. The
Chattahoochee Review was the nationally
recognized literary magazine published by the college. Teresa Weaver
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For a more comprehensive list, see Category:Georgia Perimeter College alumni.
Ron Blomberg (born 1948),
Major League Baseball
^ a b c d "Georgia State University/Perimeter College Quick Facts".
Georgia State University/Perimeter College. Georgia State University.
Retrieved 25 February 2016.
^ Georgia State University:Apply to Perimeter College
^ "Board of Regents Finalizes Consolidation of Georgia State
University and Georgia Perimeter College". University System of
Georgia Press Release. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
^ Davis, Janel (6 January 2015). "GA Perimeter will be "component" of
merged GA State, president says".
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