Plymouth State University in Plymouth

Plymouth, NH

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Plymouth State University offers 381-degree programs and 27 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 75%. 45.6% are women, and 54.4% are men. 3% percents of international students. Plymouth State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Plymouth State University is 20249$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $17510 and $26853 per year. 57% of full-time Plymouth State University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $37,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Plymouth State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Plymouth State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,237
$30,001 - $48,000$17,616
$48,001 - $75,000$20,344
$75,001 - $110,000$22,640

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Admission test scores
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: 6750

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    2275 of Plymouth State University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Plymouth State University number 9 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Hampshire.

    Students at Plymouth State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Plymouth State University.


    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    Plymouth State University graduation rate is above the national average.

    57% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Plymouth State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    5 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • Admission test scores
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      Plymouth State University acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 3% only.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 72%, so Plymouth State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 3% only.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The Plymouth State University full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Plymouth State University is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In Plymouth State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Plymouth State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Hampshire.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 17 High St address in Plymouth, New Hampshire.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Plymouth State University with 0.53% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and arson.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Plymouth State University offers 381 programs in total: 168 are for Bachelor's degree, 102 - for Master's degree, 60 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 33 - for Post-master's certificate, 15 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

      This is one of the highest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in New Hampshire state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Postbaccalaureate certificate and Post-master's certificate programs offered. Plymouth State University is one of the few institutions in New Hampshire that offers a Doctor's degree-research/scholarship program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 27 distance learning programs that are offered in the Plymouth State University: 15 are for Bachelor's degree, 6 - for Master's degree and 6 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Hampshire state average data to help you compare.


      Plymouth State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3610 students with 108293 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 732 with 17563 credit hours.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Plymouth State University

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      Overall Rating:

      I've gone here for almost a year now and I love it. I do not like to party. I know it's known as a big party college but it's nothing you can't easily avoid and there are plenty of people who do not like to party as well. Beautiful campus with a great view. "cheap" compared to other places and has a great Computer Science department

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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      Love the campus my brother goes their and the Psu cross country team is good and the Psu indoor track team is the best and the ficility is always clean and that why I picked Psu

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I approve of the school overall the price is hard to beat. Overall the teachers are good. The staff is very student minded at least that is what I can say. The people is what makes anything and from my time there they seem to have students in mind. They are human and I did much less then ideal in one of my classes which is mostly my fault for lack of getting a better idea of what was needed and looked for and how to complete it. That is life and sometimes a wake up call can be more a benifit then not.Give it a look it cannot hurt but can benefit more then thought. If considering ask a lot of questions. It can only aid your choice in finding the right fix. Hope to see you around well I am still there.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      You get out what you put in.There are some fantastic teachers and professionals at this school. Unfortunately, many students did not seem to have the drive it took to make themselves better.College/university, in general, is not high school - students have the freedom to forge their own path and, without the same appropriated guidance of high school, veer off into the more social elements that Plymouth provides, for better or worse. I had teachers who were not the best at communicating, but I rarely had a educational experience where I thought that the teacher did not care about the teaching or the students. In the end, it's the teacher's responsibility to teach, but the student's responsibility to learn. I had good teachers.So, if you're ready to allow yourself to be educated and are able to make it an active routine, Plymouth is a good school. If you're here because this is a default school, a party school, or an extension of high school, you may end up wasting your money.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Graduated from Plymouth State. My experience at Plymouth State was wonderful. Excellent education with caring professors. Dorms were always maintained. Excellent Business, Education and Meteorology departments. Great friendly student body with a lot of outdoor activities. Excellent choice for college if you do not want a large sprawling overcrowded campus.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 17 High Street


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +6035355000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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