PERU  – The entering class of freshmen at Peru State College is the second largest in at least 30 years. The class size reached 285 in the first week of classes – just 2 fewer than the record class in 2019.

Dr. Jesse Dorman, vice president of enrollment management and student affairs, said the class is also diverse, with more than 40 percent of the College’s first year students identify as students of color.

 Dorman: “We are excited to welcome this diverse incoming class and for the rich and unique experiences these students bring to our campus."

 Peru State is also seeing more students in its graduate programs. The programs grew by 14.1 percent since fall 2020.