PERIMETER COLLEGE

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PERIMETER COLLEGE

A COLLEGE EXPERIENCE THAT CATERS TO YOU

Georgia State University’s Perimeter College has five convenient campuses throughout metro Atlanta and online learning. As Atlanta’s gateway to higher education, Perimeter offers a flexible, customizable approach to an associate degree. You’ll get a Georgia State-quality education, studying in smaller class sizes at a fraction of the price. And you’ll set yourself up to transition to the Atlanta Campus to earn a bachelor’s degree down the road. Explore our 30-plus degree pathways and unique campuses to find your fit.

TOP 20
TWO-YEAR COLLEGE FOR TRANSITIONING TO A BACHELOR’S DEGREE*

NO. 1
MILITARY-FRIENDLY TIER-1 RESEARCH INSTITUTION IN THE NATION**

* The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2020
** Militaryfriendly.com, 2022-23

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Get to Know Our Campuses

ALPHARETTA

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A thriving, diverse campus, Alpharetta is popular for students interested in business pursuits and the dual enrollment program.
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CLARKSTON

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In what’s referred to as the most diverse square mile in America, Clarkston doubles as a cultural hub for the surrounding community.
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DECATUR

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A popular destination for students and nearby residents, Decatur features rolling lawns, a nature trail, and the latest academic facilities and fitness amenities.
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DUNWOODY

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With rich student life, an array of high-tech study spots and many extracurricular offerings, Dunwoody is beloved for its cozy feel.
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NEWTON

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A modern facility set on 100 acres of forest and countryside just east of Atlanta, Newton features a tight-knit student body closely connected to local organizations and activities.
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30+ Pathways to an Associate Degree

Choose from more than 30 areas of study — we call them pathways — to graduate in just two years. With your associate degree in hand, you’ll be positioned to add a bachelor’s degree in the same field or immediately pursue a career. We offer three special career program pathways in nursing, radiologic technology and dental hygiene. If you choose one of them, you’ll be ready to take any required licensing test(s) or start a job immediately after you graduate. Our most popular pathways are:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Education

Transition to the Atlanta Campus for a Bachelor’s Degree

After you earn your associate degree at Perimeter, you can transition seamlessly to our Atlanta Campus to access the largest selection of bachelor’s degree programs in Georgia. To do so, you’ll need to have completed 30 or more credit hours, including all core curriculum and high school required courses, with at least a 2.0 grade point average at Perimeter College.

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MEET A PROFESSOR

Our small classes (averaging 17 students) allow professors to provide a lot of personalized attention. Learn more about one of your potential mentors.

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