Plymouth State University (Plymouth)

17 High Street, Plymouth, NH

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Plymouth is a public university that has a large number of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Plymouth, NH, in a predominantly rural area. Enrollment at Plymouth State University exceeds 5,800 annually.

Areas of study offered at Plymouth State University include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. The most common exam scores among applicants admitted to Plymouth are in the range of 18 to 21 for the ACT exam, or 880 to 1060 for the SAT exam. 74% of students that apply are accepted to Plymouth, of which 26% choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay close to $13,000, while nonresidents pay $21,000 annually. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $6,900 annually. Students attending this school may qualify for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Plymouth State University "Panthers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Plymouth accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Plymouth State University has a total student population of about 5,100, with undergraduate students making up about 79% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $21,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $11,000-$13,000
    • Out-of-State: $19,000-$22,540
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $450-$540 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $780-$940 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$5,305
Receiving Student Loans83%$8,971

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Plymouth State University may provide services like:

  • Online classes
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

Plymouth State University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 56%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years41%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Plymouth is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Little East Conference)
  • Basketball (Little East Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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