Campus Profile

Campus Highlights

Location: Peru, NE
School Type: Public, Four-Year Liberal Arts College
Academic Calendar: Semesters
Founding Year: 1867


Application Fee: FREE
2022 - 23 Enrollment: 2,510


Accreditations: Higher Learning Commission (NCHLC)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Undergraduate Degrees: 20
Options: 51
Teaching Endorsements: 22
Minors: 28
Pre-Professional Programs:
Online Programs: 13
Master's Degrees:  4

Student Life

Average Class Size:
Under 20
Faculty to Student Ratio:
Clubs & Organizations: Peru State College has more than 20 campus clubs and organizations, including academic groups, honor societies, special interest organizations, music organizations (Concert Band, Concert Chorale, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Prestige Jazz Choir, Women's Choir, NAfME), intramural sports and religious groups.

Peru State College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Heart of America Athletics Conference. For male sports we offer football, basketball, baseball, cross country, and bowling. Female sports include, volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, bowling and cross-country. Our coed valleys include competitive cheer and competitive dance. 

Recreational Facilities: Recreational facilities include the Al Wheeler Activity Center with three basketball courts, a fully equipped weight room, a fitness facility equipped with exercise equipment, and intramural field and sports equipment checkout. Our Student Center hosts a game room for students to relax and hang out with friends.