April 12, 2016, 5:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429

Peru, Nebraska- As reported earlier, spring enrollment is at a historic high across the Peru State College campus, but leading the charge is a 16.8% increase in the number of graduate students. Spring credit hour production for graduate programs is also up 28.81% compared to the spring of 2015.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State College, said, “Not only does Peru State College have more graduate students, but they are taking more courses. The graduate programs and their professors are giving Nebraska’s educators and business leaders the education they need and want.”

Dr. Greg Seay, dean of the school of graduate studies, said, “Great faculty and a degree that has a direct impact on promotion and salary is the perfect recipe for success. Students that attend Peru State College can trust that their time spent here will change their lives.

Peru State College offers two graduate programs, a Master of Science in Organizational Management and a Master of Science in Education – Curriculum and Instruction. The Master of Science in Education has been twice honored as a top online program in the nation. It was ranked #4 in the nation for 2016.

Hugo Saucedo, site editor for Top Masters in Education, writes on his website, “Our rankings of the Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for 2016 are based on cost, quality and accreditation. These are the lowest priced, highest quality, regionally accredited online M.Ed. programs we could find.”


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About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks" is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs. Similarly, the college's ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region. Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.