Peru State College Online

About Us

Transforming Lives Online for 20+ Years

Established in 1867 in the hills of southeast Nebraska, Peru State College has a history of striving for the best in higher education. We recognized early on that evolving online was an innovative way to make quality college education accessible for those who need a more life-friendly means of reaching their goals. Since 1999, we have proudly answered this call for accessibility by delivering flexible, affordable degree programs, 100% online.

Today, Peru State College Online blends the warm hospitality of its Midwestern heritage with the innovative culture evidenced by its early emergence online. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915, the College offers undergraduate and graduate-level online degree programs across business, psychology, criminal justice and education. Students around the globe can be confident in a quality education offered at an impressively low tuition rate – all wrapped with the caring support of Peru State College's engaged, online community.

Our 20+ years of dedicated online experience have deepened our commitment to transforming the lives of our distance learning students. For you, all Peru State College Online programs are purposefully designed for a smooth online learning experience – ideal for achieving education and career goals safely and conveniently when and where you choose.

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"Peru State's education, support and experiences have forever changed my life for the better."
R. Mills, Alum
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Established in 1867

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Accredited since 1915

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100% online since 1999


Peru State College provides students of all backgrounds access to engaging educational experiences to strengthen and enrich communities, Nebraska and the world.


Peru State College will be renowned for transforming student lives through personal and engaging educational experiences.


Peru State College lives its mission and vision through engagement in the classroom, engagement across campus, and engagement in the region and beyond while valuing:

  • Pride

    We proudly celebrate our history as Nebraska's first college, our heritage of educating all students, and our tradition of achievement by students, alumni, faculty and staff. We cherish the stately Campus of a Thousand Oaks entrusted to us.

  • Excellence

    We pursue excellence through best practices and innovation in scholarship, teaching, research and student development. We commit to providing exceptional facilities and resources supporting an engaged collegiate experience.

  • Resilience

    We recognize resilience as a key factor in success. We provide support and encouragement to achieve high standards by cultivating passion and perseverance.

  • Unity

    We embrace unity as a diverse and inclusive community. We believe in creating a culture of respect, mutual support and understanding. We lead and model this culture on campus, in the region and around the world.

Memberships and Accreditation

Peru State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission's website address is and the telephone number is 312-263-0456. The College has been accredited by the organization since 1915.

Peru State College has continuing accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Full membership is maintained in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the American Council on Education.

The College is also a charter member of the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education.

Peru State College is a member institution of the Nebraska State College System.

Education Partnerships

Peru State College continuously pursues education agreements with institutions across the country, affording students a seamless transfer process. To help students easily explore their college transfer options, the College subscribes to Transferology™, a web-based network.

Students can create a free account and use Transferology™ to:

  1. Enter courses they've taken or plan to take, to find schools with equivalencies that match their coursework.
  2. Find options for taking classes in any term at another school to transfer back to their current school

Click HERE to get started.

Awards and Accolades

Peru State College Online is consistently recognized for excellence in quality, affordability and value. For the benefit of our students, we are honored to earn such respect on a national scale.

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