Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Plymouth State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Plymouth State University was awarded 60 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is outdoor education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Plymouth State as #1,188 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Plymouth State also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in New Hampshire ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Plymouth State?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Plymouth State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 79%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Learn more about Plymouth State University admissions.

Plymouth State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Plymouth State University is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Plymouth State University is 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Plymouth State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Plymouth State University is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Plymouth State the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 44%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Plymouth State University.

Plymouth State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,802 undergraduates at Plymouth State with 3,659 being full-time and 143 being part-time.

How Much Does Plymouth State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Plymouth State is $19,316. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Plymouth State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,184 $16,030 $16,953 $21,330 $23,376

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Plymouth State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Plymouth State Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Plymouth State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,700 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Plymouth State University make the most money.

Location of Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University is a public institution situated in Plymouth, New Hampshire. The location of Plymouth State is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Plymouth State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 17 High Street, Plymouth, NH 03264-1595
Phone: 603-535-5000

Plymouth State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 60 majors graduated from Plymouth State University. Of these students, 880 received undergraduate degrees and 266 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 84 $38,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 79 $27,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 69 $38,100
General Psychology 54 $29,500
Health & Physical Education 52 $30,200
Marketing 49 $44,700
Communication & Media Studies 42 $35,000
Natural Resources Conservation 40 $30,400
Fine & Studio Arts 38 $23,100
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 36 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Plymouth State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Plymouth State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 1,532 students took at least one online class at Plymouth State University. This is a decrease from the 1,636 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,532 303
2017-2018 1,636 360
2016-2017 1,681 320
2015-2016 1,553 415
2013-2014 1,513 513

Learn more about online learning at Plymouth State University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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