Plymouth State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,870
2022 Average Net Price
$20,321
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
97.5%
5,917 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,872
87.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
50.8%
578 Graduates

About

Plymouth State University is a higher education institution located in Grafton County, NH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Plymouth State University were General Business (75 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (70 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (62 degrees).

In 2022, 1,192 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Plymouth State University. 59.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,000 degrees), 20.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Plymouth State University is $11,870, which is $−12,126 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Plymouth State University is $11,870, which is $−12,126 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,321.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Plymouth State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,870
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Plymouth State University was $11,870. The cost of tuition at Plymouth State University is $−12,126 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$20,321
2022 Value
0.874%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Plymouth State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,321. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Plymouth State University grew by 0.874%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,580
Room and Board
$1,280
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Plymouth State University was of $11,580 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,280. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.54% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Plymouth State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.09% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Plymouth State University received 5,917 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.7% annual growth. Out of those 5,917 applicants, 5,772 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,872 students enrolled at Plymouth State University in 2022.

Plymouth State University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,772
Accepted Out of 5,917

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Plymouth State University was 97.5% (5,772 admissions from 5,917 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 91.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.7%, while admissions declined by −8.16%..

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Enrollment

Plymouth State University had a total enrollment of 3,872 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Plymouth State University is 3,385 students and the part-time enrollment is 487. This means that 87.4% of students enrolled at Plymouth State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Plymouth State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.5% White, 4.57% Hispanic or Latino, 2.71% Two or More Races, 1.83% Black or African American, 1.42% Asian, and 0.258% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Plymouth State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.6%), followed by White Female (40.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.5%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Plymouth State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,872 students. The full-time enrollment at Plymouth State University is 3,385 and the part-time enrollment is 487. This means that 87.4% of students enrolled at Plymouth State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Plymouth State University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Plymouth State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,154 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    177 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    105 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Plymouth State University is 81.5% White, 4.57% Hispanic or Latino, 2.71% Two or More Races, 1.83% Black or African American, 1.42% Asian, and 0.258% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 232 students (5.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 236 more women than men received degrees from Plymouth State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Plymouth State University is white (1,000 degrees awarded). There were 20.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Plymouth State University is General Business (75 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (70 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (62 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Plymouth State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (85 degrees awarded), Education (245 degrees), and English (27 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,801,276 people), Accountants & auditors (1,066,120 people), Other managers (837,237 people), Secondary school teachers (579,428 people), and Financial managers (523,908 people).

The most specialized majors at Plymouth State University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (85 degrees awarded), Education (245 degrees), English (27 degrees), Protective Services (70 degrees), and Business (276 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Nurse anesthetists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (85 degrees awarded), Education (245 degrees), English (27 degrees), Protective Services (70 degrees), and Business (276 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,358,701 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (681,480 people), Computer Systems Design (592,277 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (543,334 people), and Banking & related activities (529,731 people).

The most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (85 degrees awarded), Education (245 degrees), English (27 degrees), Protective Services (70 degrees), and Business (276 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Plymouth State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 75 degrees awarded
  2. 70 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Plymouth State University was General Business with 75 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

478
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
714
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 478 degrees were awarded to men at Plymouth State University, which is 0.669 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (714).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Plymouth State University in General Business, which is 2.95 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Plymouth State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 14.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 48% of students graduating from Plymouth State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Plymouth State University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 10.9% of graduates (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,000 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Plymouth State University is white (1,000 degrees awarded). There were 20.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

5.7% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    591 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    409 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Plymouth State University is white female (591 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (409 degrees).

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Operations

Plymouth State University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.68%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Plymouth State University had a total salary expenditure of 102M. Plymouth State University employs 55 Professors, 44 Associate professors and 37 Lecturers. Most academics at Plymouth State University are Male Professor (30), Female Associate professor (27), and Female Professor (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Plymouth State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, Management, with 44 employees, and Service with 35 employees.

Endowment

$35.6M
2022 Endowment
5.59%
decline from 2021

Plymouth State University has an endowment valued at about $35.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Plymouth State University declined 5.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$36.1M
2022 Salaries
5.86%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Plymouth State University paid a median of $36.1M in salaries, which represents 35.5% of their overall expenditure ($102M) and a 5.86% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.8M
Instructional Salaries
167
Number of Employees

In 2022, Plymouth State University paid a total of $13.8M to 167 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Plymouth State University were Professor with 55 employees, Associate professor with 44 employees, and Lecturer with 37 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Plymouth State University were Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees, Management with 44 employees, and Service with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Plymouth State University was Male Professor with 30 employees, Female Associate professor with 27 employees, and Female Professor with 25 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Plymouth State University.

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