December 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m. CDT


Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429


Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College has again been named a Military Friendly School by Military Friendly, a division of Victory Media. This is Peru State’s fifth year to earn this recognition.

Mark Forster, Peru State College Alum and State Command Chief Master Sergeant at the Nebraska Air National Guard. Mark Forster, Peru State College Alum and State Command Chief Master Sergeant at the Nebraska Air National Guard.Military Friendly is a nationally recognized hallmark for success in education for veterans and active duty military. Military Friendly surveys veteran and active military students to gauge their on-the-ground experience at participating schools.

Only 1400 schools out of more than 4000 colleges and universities nationwide met or surpassed the survey’s benchmarks to earn the Military Friendly distinction for 2016.

Peru State President Dan Hanson said, “I encourage members of the military and their families to experience first-hand the hallmarks of a Peru State education - personalized attention, relevant coursework and flexible programming.” adds about Peru State College, “With one of the most comprehensive credit transfer programs in the state and the opportunity to earn life experience credit, military members may be closer than they think to achieving a college degree at either the bachelor’s or master’s level.”

“Online and hybrid course work make it easy for military members to complete a degree anywhere in the world at their own pace; thus utilizing the financial benefits provided for service men and women by our country.”

The Peru State College Director of Student Records, Dixie Teten, said, “Peru State has a long tradition of helping students turn military experience into college credit. Our active duty and veteran students bring a unique and necessary perspective to our classes and community.”

Potential students are urged to visit or call (800) 742-4412 to learn more about what Peru
State College can do to help them reach their potential.


For more information, visit or call 1-800-742-4412.


About Peru State College: Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” an arboretum, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. It is a college of choice fostering excellence and student achievement through engagement in a culture that promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation.