Plymouth State University Overview
Located in Plymouth, New Hampshire, Plymouth State University is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Plymouth draws many to the area.
What Is Plymouth State University Known For?
- The 5% student loan default rate at Plymouth State is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Plymouth State is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 49% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Plymouth State makes roughly $41,700 a year. This is 2% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Plymouth State to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Plymouth State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Plymouth State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Plymouth State has earned from around the web.
|#51||Highest Paid Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates||College Factual|
|#63||Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Plymouth State University?
Contact details for Plymouth State are given below.
|Address:||17 High Street, Plymouth, NH 03264-1595|
How Do I Get Into Plymouth State?
You can apply to Plymouth State online at: www.plymouth.edu/apply-to-psu/
Admission Requirements for Plymouth State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Plymouth State?
Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.
Can I Afford Plymouth State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Plymouth State, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $9,135 a year. That adds up to $36,540 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Plymouth State is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Plymouth State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 846 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,659 full-time undergraduates at Plymouth State, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Plymouth State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||96|
|Hispanic or Latino||134|
New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at Plymouth State University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 27 countries are represented at Plymouth State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Sweden, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Plymouth State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Plymouth State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 8th most popular in New Hampshire for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Plymouth State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Plymouth State University was -7.5%. This is the #2,539 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Plymouth State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Plymouth State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||11%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||19%|
|Instructional Media Design||50%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Plymouth State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Plymouth State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Instructional Media Design||#136|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#152|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#227|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Plymouth State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By User:Magicipiano under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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