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:
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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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