Peterson's Nelnet, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nelnet, Inc., one of the leading education services companies in the United States. For more information on investing in Peterson's Nelnet visit

Peterson’s, along with CUnet, is part of the Nelnet Enrollment Solutions (NES) division within Nelnet. NES focuses on providing products and services to help students find the right schools and to help schools find the right students. We are headquartered in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and our products and services are offered through:


Peterson's Interactive Services
Peterson's Interactive Services helps undergraduate and graduate schools and departments connect with prospective students using the following services:

- Web Listings
- Student Lead Service
- Online Display Advertising

Shadee Barkan – Managing Director, Peterson's Interactive

Corporate and Government Services
Frank Costanzo – Managing Director, Government and Corporate Sales

Publishing & Research
- Peterson's Publishing
- Peterson's Data
- Peterson's Research

Scott Johns – Director, Essay Edge



Since 1966 when Peterson’s first book, the Annual Guides to Graduate Study, was published, the world of publishing and the realm of education both have changed in innumerable ways. To evolve and grow into the diverse and successful business that Peterson’s is today, tens of thousands of talented researchers, educators, content experts and marketing gurus have been shaping the company’s philosophy and product offerings.

From Peterson’s school directories that helped establish our reputation as a first-class research and publishing outfit, our product line has expanded to now include comprehensive online education resource centers, customizable test preparation resources, essay-editing services and the most popular, data-rich, and dynamic education planning Web properties around.

The one principle that remained constant over the last four decades and continues to be a guiding force for everything we do is our focus on providing expert education content and guidance for all of our customers.

In those early days back in the 1960s, the graduate school information was stored on note cards, while today, Peterson’s content is collected, stored and distributed through the most advanced digital networks. From a dedicated duo that started the business around a kitchen table, our company has expanded far beyond its modest beginnings and is now considered the leading resource for comprehensive education content in the United States.

More than 40 years of experience tells us that individuals need individualized guidance and unique customers need unique solutions to achieve their goals. The combined expertise of all of Peterson’s associates has proven time and time again over our organization’s history that we can deliver on our promise to effectively connect education consumers with education providers.

We are proud of our past accomplishments and we are equally passionate about our future. As one of the most respected names in education and career guidance, we have earned the trust of students, families, educators, and administrators by continuing to build on our subject matter experience and in-depth industry knowledge.