Nebraska State College Peer Institutions

In Spring of 2020, the Peer Institution lists for the Nebraska State Colleges were updated and approved by the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education.   Criteria applied to the selection process included public 4-year institutions that reflect the following:

  • Located in Rural Communities or Small Towns 
  • Admission Rates of 67% or Greater
  • Total Student Enrollment Between 1200-7500 
  • Percent of Minority Students Less Than or Equal to 30%
  • Offers both Baccalaureate and Masters Level Degrees, with Percent of Graduate Degrees Equal to or Greater than 10%
  • Comparable Degree Field

Chadron State College

Peru State College

Wayne State College

  • Black Hills State University, Spearfish SD
  • Eastern Oregon University (ALT), La Grande OR
  • Minot State University, Minot ND
  • Northern State University, Aberdeen SD
  • Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville MO
  • Northwest Oklahoma State University, Alva OK
  • Peru State College, Peru NE
  • ​​​​​​Truman State University, Kirksville MO
  • Wayne State College, Wayne NE
  • Western State Colorado University, Gunnison CO
  • Dakota State University (ALT), Madison SD
  • Western Oregon University (ALT), Monmouth OR
  • Black Hills State University, Spearfish SD
  • Chadron State College, Chadron NE
  • Concord University, Athens WV
  • Eastern Oregon University, La Grande OR
  • Fairmont State University, Fairmont WV
  • Minot State University, Minot ND
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva OK
  • Valley City State University, Valley City ND
  • Wayne State College, Wayne NE
  • West Liberty University, West Liberty WV
  • Northern State University (ALT), Aberdeen SD
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (ALT), Marshall   MN
  • Black Hills State University, Spearfish SD
  • Chadron State College, Chadron NE
  • Emporia State University, Emporia KS
  • Minot State University, Minot ND
  • Northern State University, Aberdeen SD
  • Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville MO
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva OK
  • Peru State College, Peru NE
  • Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall MN
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls WI
  • Dakota State University (ALT), Madison SD
  • Western State Colorado University (ALT), Gunnison CO