Box 10 Peru, NE 68421-0010 402-872-2228
http://www.peru.edu admissions@peru.edu
About Peru State College
  • Year of Foundation 1867
  • Size of Campus 104 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,710
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state
Application
  • App. Deadlines Fafsa
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 3,800 in-state, 6,860 out-of-state
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee None
  • Enrollment No. 2,124
Peru State College was founded in 1867 as Nebraska’s first college and was the third teacher education institution established west of the Missouri River. For more than a century, thousands of people have crossed the Campus of a Thousand Oaks to become teachers and leaders in Nebraska and throughout the nation. The people of Nebraska have made the facilities of the College available to students at a minimum personal cost. The taxpayers of the state bear the major portion of the cost of educating the College’s students. Peru State College admits all graduates of accredited Nebraska high schools and qualified out-of-state and international students. The philosophy of the College is that each person is entitled to the opportunity to succeed at the collegiate level. All who have the ability and the willingness to work will have an excellent chance to succeed at Peru State College.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Multicultural Club, PRIDE Club
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Black History Month, Vocal/Band Music Concerts, Quiz Bowl, History Day Competition, Spring Fling Week, Business Competition, Quiz Bowl, History Contest, Homecoming, Madrigal Dinner and Performance, New Student Weekend, Student Film Nights.
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi (National Honorary Scholarship Society), Epsilon Pi Tau (Industrial Technology), Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Phi Beta Lambda (Business).
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest bus Omaha (62)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Omaha (62), Kansas City (130)
  • Distance to nearest train Omaha (62)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 7%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 44%
  • Number of students using college housing 22%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 46%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 3%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (34%), women's dorms (20%), men's dorms (31%), apartments for married students (3%), apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students (1%), other housing options (11%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 14
Campus Services
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 30
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 2,410
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 8,456
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, veteran student, academic, older student, birth control
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 90
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 19,445
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 12
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Marion March Brown, E. P. Conkle Collection
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Books in Library 108,879
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Number Of Subscriptions 246
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 10%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,600
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 75%
  • Student Employment Federal work study program available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
  • Employed Students after 1 year 92%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Creighton University)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years 94%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs All Nebraska Public School Systems, Agricultural Industry, Retail management careers, United State Government, State and Local Government, insurance and banking industry.
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered