Georgia State University, a four-year university with an urban campus in Atlanta, and Georgia Perimeter College, a community college in the city's suburbs, are officially merged.
The merged institution will keep the GSU name and have a combined enrollment of upward of 45,000 students. The merger is the latest of many for the University System of Georgia, which has consolidated 12 institutions into six and is now comprised of 29 colleges and universities. The system's governing board approved this latest merger on Wednesday, nearly a year after the consolidation was first proposed.
“This is not only a historic day for Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College; it is also an important day for the students of Georgia,” said Georgia State University President Mark Becker. “We look forward to helping thousands more students graduate with the support of our nationally recognized programs aimed at ensuring student success.”