Recent graduates of Peru State College have enjoyed success as new teachers. Several recent surveys and awards provide evidence of the excellence of the Peru State education programs.

  • Lewiston Public Schools teacher Devin Garcia has been named 2015 Rookie of the Year by the Nebraska State Education Association. Garcia teaches science, and also is the school's Quiz Bowl sponsor, junior class sponsor, head golf coach, assistant football coach and assistant girls' basketball coach.
  • Tyler Nutsch, a sixth grade teacher at Walnut Creek Elementary in Papillion, NE won the Rookie of the Year award from the Papillion-La Vista school district.
  • The job placement rate for Spring 2015 teacher candidates is currently 73% with all graduates reporting. Graduates who are not in full time positions are tied to particular geographic areas and are working as para-educators or substitute teachers.
  • On a recent first year teacher survey, Peru State College graduates were rated at or above the statewide average as compared to other Nebraska colleges’ teacher preparation programs on all measures.