Peru State College

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School Overview

Peru State College is located in the hills of historic southeast Nebraska along the Missouri River. The school offers both on-campus and online programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Programs are currently offered in the arts and sciences, education, and professional studies fields. The college also offers several special programs.

Peru State College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (402) 872-3815
Type of School: 4-year, Public
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Address: 600 Hoyt Street, Peru, NE 68421-0010
Setting: Rural: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,109
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 36%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 876 (42% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,704
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,704
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,774

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Peru State College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Peru State College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 172
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 383

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Peru State College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,704
Out-of-state $7,704
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,898
Out-of-state $8,898

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 212 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 202 92% $5,774
Student loan aid 154 70% $5,465

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,070 58% $6,907
Federal student loans 825 45% $8,166

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Peru State College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Peru State College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Peru State College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,109
Undergraduate enrollment 1,869
Graduate enrollment 240

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Peru State College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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