Peru, NE 68421
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Peru State College - A Great Place For Higher Education In Nebraska
Peru State’s History
Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” a member of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, is nestled in the hills of historic southeast Nebraska on the Missouri River. The College offers a mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. Nebraska’s first college, established in 1867 as a teacher training school with one building and 60 students, has transformed over the past century and a half into a state-of-the-art institution offering diverse, multifaceted educational programs to around 2,400 students. Peru State has long been a wellspring of leadership, an invaluable resource for communities and businesses, and a source of accomplished graduates known for their excellent education and professional competence. The College has enjoyed considerable support from the State of Nebraska, with more than $50 million of campus renovation projects funded over the last decade. While we serve students around the globe, Peru State retains a special commitment to serve the residents and needs of the southeast Nebraska community through education, research and public service programs.
In educating the individual to the benefit of society, Peru State cultivates the capacity and propensity for life-long learning by fostering independent inquiry and promoting the value of knowledge and discovery. Through innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, Nebraska’s first college continues its commitment to making a vital contribution to the future of the region and the state. Vision Peru State will be a college of choice fostering excellence and student achievement through engagement in a culture that promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation.
Educational engagement is an active approach to teaching and learning that considers the diversity of students and creates a culture of ownership, inclusion and leadership. It empowers all students and employees to connect personally with the educational experience, others and society by creating opportunities for direct involvement in learning. Engaged educators and learners seek to understand and respect multiple perspectives in the search for solutions to problems through inquiry and research. This process facilitates the discovery of new ideas and better practices. These discoveries, along with continuous reflection and a commitment to service, foster a culture of innovation resulting in progressive change that benefits society.
By The Numbers
- 150 Years Of Academic Excellence
- 1:23 Faculty to Student Ratio
- 92% Job Placement Within 6 Months of Graduation