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Plymouth State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Plymouth State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Plymouth State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Plymouth State University was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Plymouth State is ranked #1,022 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Plymouth State is also ranked #7 out of 12 schools in New Hampshire.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Plymouth State?

Acceptance Rate

Plymouth State University has an acceptance rate of 79%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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Plymouth State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Plymouth State University is about average at 17 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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Plymouth State University is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 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

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Plymouth State for first-time, full-time students is 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Plymouth State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,148 undergraduates at Plymouth State with 3,971 being full-time and 177 being part-time.

Plymouth State Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Plymouth State is 73.47 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  73.47 out of 100
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How Much Does Plymouth State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Plymouth State is $20,876. 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 +
$16,768 $17,494 $20,914 $23,147 $23,818

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

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How Much Money Do Plymouth State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Plymouth State make about $41,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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

Location of Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University is a public institution located in Plymouth, New Hampshire. The surrounding location of Plymouth is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of Plymouth State University

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 73 majors graduated from Plymouth State University. Of these students, 941 received undergraduate degrees and 242 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 92 $38,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 83 $27,700
Marketing 80 $44,700
Health & Physical Education 69 $30,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 62 $38,100
General Psychology 50 $29,500
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 42 NA
Social Work 42 $33,200
Communication & Media Studies 38 $35,000
Business Administration & Management 34 $38,300

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,636 students took at least one online class at Plymouth State University. This is a decrease from the 1,681 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,636 360
2016-2017 1,681 320
2015-2016 1,553 415
2014-2015 1,411 425
2013-2014 1,513 513

Learn more about online learning at Plymouth State University.

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