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If you want to know more about Peru State College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Peru State College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Peru State College was awarded 19 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Peru State is ranked #1,447 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Peru State is also ranked #17 out of 19 schools in Nebraska.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Peru State?

Acceptance Rate

Since Peru State College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Peru State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Peru State College, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Peru State College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Peru State College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Peru State College this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 15% for first-time, full-time students at Peru State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Peru State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,869 undergraduates at Peru State with 1,098 being full-time and 771 being part-time.

Peru State Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Peru State scored 59.81 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  59.81 out of 100
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How Much Does Peru State College Cost?

The overall average net price of Peru State is $14,823. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Peru State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,711 $13,439 $15,474 $17,565 $16,918

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Peru State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Peru State, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $5,739 a year. That adds up to $22,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Peru State is 12.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Peru State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Peru State make about $37,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 6% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Peru State College make the most money.

Location of Peru State College

Peru State College is a public institution situated in Peru, Nebraska. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Location of Peru State College

Contact details for Peru State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 600 Hoyt Street, Peru, NE 68421-0010
Phone: 402-872-3815

Peru State College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 22 majors graduated from Peru State College. Of these students, 311 received undergraduate degrees and 134 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 113 $41,800
General Psychology 55 $30,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 38 $38,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 27 $31,100
Computer Information Systems 23 NA
Health & Physical Education 13 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 9 NA
General Biology 9 NA
Special Education 5 $34,400
General Social Sciences 3 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Peru State College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Peru State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,271 students took at least one online class at Peru State College. This is an increase from the 1,176 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,271 912
2016-2017 1,176 802
2015-2016 1,489 1,075
2014-2015 1,461 1,058
2013-2014 1,395 999

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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