Georgia State Perimeter College Clarkston

Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by Omoyeni Adeniyi

Perimeter College fulfills a vital role in higher education in Georgia. From its history as a DeKalb County junior college, the institution has opened the door to higher education for hundreds of thousands of students during the past half-century.

As part of the University System of Georgia, the college grew to serve more than 21,000 students on five campuses and online. Its 2016 consolidation with Georgia State University created the largest university in the state and one of the largest in the nation.

Perimeter College was founded in 1964 as DeKalb College, a two-year college in Clarkston governed by the DeKalb County Board of Education. The institution, which also was known as DeKalb Community College for a period of its history,  grew, opening additional campuses in the county before becoming part of the University System of Georgia in 1986. The college continued to expand and, in 1998, changed its name to Georgia Perimeter College to reflect its broad footprint in the metro Atlanta area.

In 2015, the Board of Regents announced plans to consolidate Georgia Perimeter College with Georgia State University, a move approved in January 2016. Georgia Perimeter College became Perimeter College, the 10th college within Georgia State University.

Prior to the consolidation, Georgia State and Georgia Perimeter already shared a history forged in part by students. Nearly 1,500 Georgia Perimeter students annually transferred to Georgia State. The institutions also shared common interests, among them the goal of helping students of all backgrounds to achieve academic success.

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 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 678-891-2300

CULTURAL HUB

Perimeter College’s Clarkston Campus is located in what’s referred to as “the most diverse square mile in America.” Although the city of Clarkston is small in size, it is home to an extensive mix of residents representing 40 nationalities and 60 languages. More than one-third are international refugees. This same diversity is reflected in the Perimeter College student population, which is one of the most multicultural campuses in the University System of Georgia. The campus originally opened as DeKalb College in 1964 and quickly established itself as a community gem.LEARN MORE

“THERE IS MORE THAN JUST HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION ON THE CLARKSTON CAMPUS. THERE’S THE BEAUTY AND POWER FOUND IN MULTICULTURALISM AND THE FRIENDLY AND TRUSTWORTHY STUDENTS AND FACULTY MEMBERS WHO’VE HELPED TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN ME.”

 – NESTOR KAPUTO, ENGINEERING

Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus, Clarkston, GA

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School information


Summary

Location: Clarkston, GA / OnlineCourse Length: 2 hours – 4+ yearsPrice: $400 – $10,000Programs: all (20)View school websiteMessage the school


About Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus

Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus is located in Clarkston, GA, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 20 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Associate’s Degree, Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and General Educational Development (GED) Certification. Time to complete this education training ranges from 2 hours to 4+ years depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 2 years. The cost to attend Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus ranges from $400 to $10,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $2,000. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, “I received grants and/or scholarship funding”.

The most commonly reported benefits of attending Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus are “Affordable” and “Good teachers”, but respondents also mentioned “Positive environment” and “Flexible class hours” as notable benefits. Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus has been reviewed 24 times, with an average rating of 4.25 out of 5. About 92% of reviewers would recommend Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus to a friend.Read less


Programs and Certifications

Registered Nurse (RN) $20,000Get course detailsView all

Cost of attendance

Total cost of attending Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid


Average annual cost$6,107per year

By family income levelAvg, ann. cost
$0 – $30,000$5,238
$30,001 – $48,000$5,443
$48,001 – $75,000$6,295
$75,001 – $110,000$9,997
$110,000+$10,600

Net price is the amount a student pays to attend an institution for one academic year after subtracting a student’s scholarships and grants. Source: College Scorecard, 2019.

Graduation

Graduation rate and salary earned after graduation at Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus



Median Salary$34,30010 years after graduation


Graduation rate for rate for first-time, full-time students at four-year institutions (150% of expected time to completion). Median earnings of students working and not enrolled 10 years after entry. Source: College Scorecard, 2019.

Loans and student debt

Student debt after graduating from Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus


Median total debtAfter graduation$21,250


Monthly loan paymentsfor 10-year loan$221


30%Students receiving federal loans30% of all undergraduate students receiving a federal student loan


Median debt of completers. Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments. Percent of all undergraduate students receiving a federal student loan. Source: College Scorecard, 2019.

Popular degrees

These are the most popular categories of degrees awarded at Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus


90%Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities


9%Health Professions and Related Programs


Reviews about Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus

Top pros

77%

Affordable

Mentioned in 17 reviews


77%

Good teachers

Mentioned in 17 reviews


77%

Positive environment

Mentioned in 17 reviews


73%

Flexible class hours

Mentioned in 16 reviews

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