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Plymouth State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Plymouth, NH

$11,870

Avg in-state tuition

$21,810

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Plymouth State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Plymouth State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Plymouth, New Hampshire. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,536, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 92%. The university offers 60 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 53%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $11,870, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $21,810.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

92% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

64% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

53% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

58%

Online student enrollment

18:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

80%

Unknown

7%

Hispanic

4%

Two or more races

3%

Black

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

53%

Socio-economic diversity

33% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

7

Total Online Enrollment

2,446

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

95% On-campus

5% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 7% online

Master's Check Bold 10% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $11,870 $21,810
Graduate $11,160 $15,334

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,280
On-campus room and board $11,580
On-campus other expenses $2,452
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $11,580
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,452
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,082

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $27,182 $37,122
Off-campus without family $27,182 $37,122
Off-campus with family $17,232 $27,172

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

36%

State Grant Aid

17%

Institution Grant Aid

98%

Pell Grant

33%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,137
State Grant Aid $1,399
Institution Grant Aid $6,877
Pell Grant Aid $4,544

Financial Outlook

$26k

Average student debt after graduation

$35k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division III with football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track Field Indoor
  • Track Field Outdoor
  • Track Field Xcountry
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Architecture And Related Services

BA

MA

DOC

2

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

3

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

4

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

5

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC