Peru State College

Peru State College

Peru State College was originally established as the Mount Vernon School in 1865. It went through a number of changes in name and status, and was finally christened the Peru State College in 1963. The institute currently sits on a 104-acre campus in Peru, Nebraska.

Peru State College offers a number of bachelor's degrees in arts and science. Pre-professional programs in various are also available. In addition, students can opt for the Master of Science in Education or the Master of Science in Organizational Management programs. The academic divisions of the college include:

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Professional Studies

The sports teams of Peru College are nicknamed the Bobcats. They participate in baseball, football, basketball, cross country, golf, softball, and volleyball. The teams are members of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference and compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II level.

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Contacting Peru State

Peru State College
600 Hoyt Street
Peru , NE 68421-0010
General Phone: (402) 872-3815

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Peru State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching299elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social science teaching, technical teaching, biology teaching, ...
Business and Management108business management, business administration
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Security and Law Enforcement10criminal justice and safety
Science8biological and physical sciences
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Liberal Arts0liberal arts and sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Peru State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree27618
Master's degree1701

Peru State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Peru State had a total enrollment of 2,307 students (1,771 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 15%
20-21 13%
22-24 17%
25-29 15%
30-34 11%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Peru State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 33 %

Peru State Room and Board (2007)

Peru State offers campus housing for 528 of its 1,771 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Peru, Nebraska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nebraska Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 23 meals per week.

Peru State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,562
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,274
Room and board $ 4,816
Books and supplies $ 750
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Peru State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 255900)

Peru State Faculty

Peru State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$68,9221*
Associate professoracademic year3$56,0551*
Assistant professoracademic year6$47,87610$47,275
Instructoracademic year5$43,9246$38,210
All faculty totalacademic year30$59,26018$45,521

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Peru State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Other
Basketball Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports03434

Peru State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Technical Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Peru State Highlights

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What Sets Peru State Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 11%Peru State % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Peru State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Peru State % of degrees in business and management
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 19%Peru State Dorm rooms per full-time student
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 20%Peru State Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 20%Peru State % students on athletic fin. aid

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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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