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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:  5,120 (4,070 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
5%
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty191240
Instructional188238
Research and public service32
Total graduate assistants-57
Instructional-48
Research-9
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$12,560$12,610$12,677$13,1283.6%
Out-of-state$19,460$20,030$20,587$21,2083.0%
Books and supplies$1,249$1,276$1,289$1,3021.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,440$10,538$10,728$10,8681.3%
Other$2,259$2,131$2,159$2,1811.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,170$9,258$9,528$9,6080.8%
Other$2,259$2,156$2,159$2,1811.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,397$3,501$3,544$3,5811.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$25,508$26,555$26,853$27,4792.3%
Off Campus$25,238$25,300$25,653$26,2192.2%
Off Campus with Family$17,206$17,387$17,510$18,0112.9%
Out-of-state
On Campus$32,408$33,975$34,763$35,5592.3%
Off Campus$32,138$32,720$33,563$34,2992.2%
Off Campus with Family$24,106$24,807$25,420$26,0912.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$8,928
In-state fees$612
Out-of-state tuition$10,278
Out-of-state fees$612
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid171796%————
Grant or scholarship aid66388%$3,517,410$5,305
Federal grants22029%$1,021,116$4,641
Pell grants22029%$930,741$4,231
Other federal grants16422%$90,375$551
State/local government grant or scholarships7310%$59,050$809
Institutional grants or scholarships64185%$2,437,244$3,802
Student loan aid62583%$5,606,764$8,971
Federal student loans62183%$3,779,349$6,086
Other student loans14319%$1,827,415$12,779
  • 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 aid12,27561%$17,231,857$7,574
Pell grants1,01227%$4,173,709$4,124
Federal student loans2,83275%$20,109,615$7,101
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$17,773$19,018$21,473
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$15,211$15,237$17,458
$30,001 – $48,000$16,478$17,616$19,353
$48,001 – $75,000$19,726$20,344$21,168
$75,001 – $110,000$22,653$22,640$23,015
$110,001 and more$23,926$24,029$24,230
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment5,120
Undergraduate enrollment4,070
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment220
Graduate enrollment1,050
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 80%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
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: 51%
Out-of-state: 47%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 30%
Part-time: 70%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 35%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 59%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,6263,3083,318
Percent admitted74%69%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%28%28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • A portfolio is required for Art programs and an audition is required for Music and Theatre programs. Recommendations are required for first year students only. The TOEFL is required for international students from non-English speaking countries.
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: 76%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 58%
(*) 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 2007]
4-year: 41%
6-year: 56%
8-year: 57%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 58%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 53%
Female: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 100%
Asian: 80%
Black or African American: 38%
Hispanic/Latino: 58%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 55%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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 Planning9----
Category total9----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General151---
Biotechnology8----
Environmental Biology5----
Category total281---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting20---8
Business Administration and Management, General38d145---
Business/Commerce, General60d----
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other----5
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other----1
Finance, General11----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General---5-
International Business/Trade/Commerce----5
Marketing Research----8
Marketing/Marketing Management, General58----
Organizational Behavior Studies----1
Selling Skills and Sales Operations---15-
Tourism and Travel Services Management6----
Category total193d145-2028
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General----0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric54d----
Category total54d---0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science12----
Information Technology16----
Category total28----
Education
Art Teacher Education65---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-22---
Curriculum and Instruction-34d---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching27----
Education, Other----4d
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs---1-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances----3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1114-32
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-0--24
Elementary Education and Teaching4715---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-5---
Health Teacher Education-10---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration----2
Mathematics Teacher Education05---
Music Teacher Education83---
Reading Teacher Education-2---
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist-4d---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education16---
Secondary Education and Teaching-6---
Social Science Teacher Education0----
Social Studies Teacher Education76---
Special Education and Teaching, General-16---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-0--24
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other00---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-23---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---1-
Category total96173d14289d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General37----
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other----0
Category total37---0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Applied Linguistics-2---
French Language and Literature0----
Spanish Language and Literature1----
Category total12---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other----1
Athletic Training/Trainer47---
Health and Wellness, General-2---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-9--57d
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other----3
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-6--0
Public Health Education and Promotion18----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse25d----
Category total47d24--61d
History
History, General10----
Category total10----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies61d----
Category total61d----
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-4--3
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other9----
Category total94--3
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies299---
Category total299---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General228---
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other----0
Kinesiology and Exercise Science200---
Outdoor Education-1---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other8----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management15---1
Category total659--1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3----
Category total3----
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General134---
Chemistry, General5----
Physical Sciences-0--1
Category total184--1
Psychology
Psychology, General34----
Category total34----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration3----
Social Work25----
Category total28----
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other----1
Category total----1
Social Sciences
Applied Economics0----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---13-
Geography1----
Political Science and Government, General7----
Social Sciences, General1----
Social Sciences, Other11----
Category total20--13-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3----
Art/Art Studies, General13----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General14----
Fine/Studio Arts, General8----
Music, General5----
Category total43----
Grand total8203711435184
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, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 47
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 11
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 13
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
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: $9,738
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,453
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,942
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,875
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
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball29
Basketball1713
Field Hockey25
Football97
Ice Hockey2522
Lacrosse4225
Skiing97
Soccer2726
Softball20
Swimming and Diving15
Tennis10
Track and Field, X-Country87
Volleyball15
Wrestling24
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(!)10/10/2013 -  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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations133114
Liquor law violations4510790
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations133111
Liquor law violations4510773
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible13
Rape2
Fondling3
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary271
Motor vehicle theft010
Arson021
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible13
Rape2
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary270
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 Year201320122011
Default rate3.5%5.0%6.4%
Number in default567492
Number in repayment1,5901,4671,432
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)