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IPEDS ID: 183080
OPE ID: 00259100
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Plymouth State University
17 High Street, Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264-1595
General information:  (603) 535-5000
Website:  www.plymouth.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,049 (4,124 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty192243
Instructional189241
Research and public service32
Total graduate assistants-59
Instructional-42
Research-17
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees
In-state$12,610$12,677$13,128$13,4722.6%
Out-of-state$20,030$20,587$21,208$21,7322.5%
Books and supplies$1,276$1,289$1,302$1,3372.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,538$10,728$10,868$11,0081.3%
Other$2,131$2,159$2,181$2,2452.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,258$9,528$9,608$9,7081.0%
Other$2,156$2,159$2,181$2,2452.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,501$3,544$3,581$3,6873.0%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
In-state
On Campus$26,555$26,853$27,479$28,0622.1%
Off Campus$25,300$25,653$26,219$26,7622.1%
Off Campus with Family$17,387$17,510$18,011$18,4962.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$33,975$34,763$35,559$36,3222.1%
Off Campus$32,720$33,563$34,299$35,0222.1%
Off Campus with Family$24,807$25,420$26,091$26,7562.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
In-state tuition$9,108
In-state fees$630
Out-of-state tuition$10,494
Out-of-state fees$630
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,33199%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,32699%$9,402,373$7,091
Federal grants42932%$1,981,766$4,620
Pell grants42932%$1,842,154$4,294
Other federal grants34125%$139,612$409
State/local government grant or scholarships14611%$106,363$729
Institutional grants or scholarships1,32399%$7,314,244$5,529
Student loan aid1,09582%$9,692,268$8,851
Federal student loans1,05679%$6,183,076$5,855
Other student loans28922%$3,509,192$12,143
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,09075%$25,326,532$8,196
Pell grants1,20629%$4,944,285$4,100
Federal student loans3,14577%$21,268,525$6,763
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$19,018$21,473$20,844
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$15,237$17,458$16,287
$30,001 – $48,000$17,616$19,353$17,692
$48,001 – $75,000$20,344$21,168$20,023
$75,001 – $110,000$22,640$23,015$22,575
$110,001 and more$24,029$24,230$23,497
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment5,049
Undergraduate enrollment4,124
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment204
Graduate enrollment925
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 48%
Out-of-state: 50%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 31%
Part-time: 69%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 26%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 73%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 41%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 54%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,8643,2393,625
Percent admitted79%74%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%23%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 70%
Part-time students: 33%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 55%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 58%
8-year: 59%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 43%
6-year: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 49%
Female: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 30%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 43%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 59%
Non-resident alien: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 58%
Received award in 8 years: 59%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 31%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 70%
Received award in 8 years: 71%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 17%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 50%
Received award in 8 years: 50%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 50%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 33%
Received award in 8 years: 33%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 17%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 17%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning8----
Category total8----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General151---
Biotechnology3----
Environmental Biology3----
Category total211---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting2511d--3
Business Administration and Management, General3582d---
Business/Commerce, General73----
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other----2
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other----2
Finance, General18----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General---4-
International Business/Trade/Commerce----1
Marketing Research----5
Marketing/Marketing Management, General72----
Organizational Behavior Studies----3
Selling Skills and Sales Operations---16-
Tourism and Travel Services Management5----
Category total22893d-2016
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General----1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric47----
Category total47---1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science12----
Information Technology6----
Category total18----
Education
Art Teacher Education35---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-17---
Curriculum and Instruction-36d--1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching20----
Education, Other----0d
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs---0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances----0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-226320
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-0--28
Educational/Instructional Technology-2d---
Elementary Education and Teaching4517---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-5---
Health Teacher Education-11---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration----4
Mathematics Teacher Education06---
Music Teacher Education42---
Reading Teacher Education-7---
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist-7d---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education25---
Secondary Education and Teaching-0---
Social Science Teacher Education0----
Social Studies Teacher Education95---
Special Education and Teaching, General-11---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-0--29
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other00---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-13---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---0-
Category total83171d6382d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General15----
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other----0
Category total15---0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Applied Linguistics-2---
French Language and Literature0----
Spanish Language and Literature0----
Category total02---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other----1
Athletic Training/Trainer27---
Health and Wellness, General-5---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-25--29d
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other----11
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-7--1
Movement Therapy and Movement Education----1
Public Health Education and Promotion16----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse21----
Category total3944--43d
History
History, General9----
Category total9----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies61----
Category total61----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0----
Category total0----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General7----
Category total7----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-0---
Historic Preservation and Conservation, Other-2--2
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other19----
Category total192--2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies275---
Category total275---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1710---
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other----0
Kinesiology and Exercise Science150---
Outdoor Education-2---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other8----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management28---0
Category total6812--0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy4----
Category total4----
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General117---
Chemistry, General2----
Physical Sciences-0--0
Category total137--0
Psychology
Psychology, General40----
School Psychology-4---
Category total404---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration2----
Social Work25----
Category total27----
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other----0
Category total----0
Social Sciences
Applied Economics0----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---19-
Geography4----
Political Science and Government, General6----
Social Sciences, General9----
Social Sciences, Other7----
Category total26--19-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4----
Art/Art Studies, General13----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7----
Fine and Studio Arts Management----1
Fine/Studio Arts, General10----
Music, General6----
Category total40---1
Grand total800341642145
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 53
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 8
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 16
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,895
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,311
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,500
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball33
Basketball2218
Field Hockey18
Football89
Ice Hockey2724
Lacrosse3926
Skiing108
Soccer2628
Softball19
Swimming and Diving11
Tennis10
Track and Field, Indoor3028
Track and Field, Outdoor3028
Track and Field, X-Country1519
Volleyball15
Wrestling28
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1955 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist11/9/2016 -  Pre-Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels(!)3/6/2013 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs4/1/2013 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations311415
Liquor law violations10790101
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations31113
Liquor law violations1077344
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3
Rape24
Fondling36
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault101
Burglary712
Motor vehicle theft100
Arson212
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3
Rape24
Fondling24
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary700
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson002
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate5.0%3.5%5.0%
Number in default815674
Number in repayment1,6101,5901,467
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)