Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Peru State College are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 22% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Peru State College students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 9%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 62% more female students than male students enrolled at Peru State College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Peru State College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Peru State College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Peru State College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 808
Women 1,306

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Peru State College serves a very low number of students outside of Nebraska, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Peru State College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 22%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,329 per year

57% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,114
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 25.6%
Part time Undergrads 21.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=181534 IPEDS survey data for Peru State College.