Peru State College (Peru State)

600 Hoyt Street, Peru, NE

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Peru State College provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Peru, NE and publically funded. Peru State College has a yearly student enrollment of approximately 2,500.

Areas of study offered at Peru State College include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Psychology
  • Computer And Information Sciences

The school operates under an open enrollment policy, accepting any students that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and personal statements may be required for certain programs. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $5,900 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. Housing is available for students, which costs around $3,300 per year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.

The mascot for Peru State College is the "Bobcats", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the oversight and organization of the NAIA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)

Students should visit the website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Peru State College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Peru State College is about 2,500, where graduate students make up roughly 10% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $4,600-$5,500 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Per unit charges are around $170 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$4,880
Receiving Student Loans71%$5,234

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Peru State College may offer services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

Peru State College has an overall graduation rate which is around 40%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years19%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years10%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Peru State College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Peru State College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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