Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,049
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,403 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Plymouth State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,864 applications and 5,407 students were granted admission. Plymouth State University is at the #77 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Plymouth State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $19,280 and in-state students paid $11,020.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Plymouth State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 32% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,294 (which is 3.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Plymouth State University in 2016-2017, was 1,056, which is 79% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,855 (which is 10.4% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Plymouth State University has enrolled a total of 5,049 students (4,223 students full-time and 826 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,049 students, 204 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 4,124 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 925 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 415 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 82%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%

Black/African American: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Asian: 2%

Hispanic: 2%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Plymouth State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 46% 1,051 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 15% 339 0
Education 11% 256 0
Natural Resources And Conservation 3% 69
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 54
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 45
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 36
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 30
Social Sciences 1% 22
History 1% 18

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Plymouth State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Plymouth State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,100. Last year, out of the total 1,563 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,500 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,692 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,574 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,100 $38,600
Employment Rate 96% 93%
Total Graduates 1,563 1,692

Campus Location

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