Plymouth State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,870
2.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,675
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.18%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
84.8%
8,035 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,648
88.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
53.4%
499 Graduates

About

Plymouth State University is a higher education institution located in Grafton County, NH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Plymouth State University were General Business (92 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (80 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (66 degrees).

In 2019, 1,352 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Plymouth State University. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,133 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (96 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Plymouth State University is $11,870, which is $-10,156 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Plymouth State University is $11,870, which is $-10,156 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,675.

In 2019, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,870
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Plymouth State University was $11,870. The cost of tuition at Plymouth State University is $-10,156 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,675
2019 Value
6.94%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Plymouth State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,675. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Plymouth State University grew by 6.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,200
Room and Board
$1,286
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Plymouth State University was of $11,200 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,286. The cost of room and board increased by 7.02% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 4.74% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Plymouth State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.15% with respect to 2018, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.18%
2017 Default Rate
89
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Plymouth State University was 6.18%, which represents 89 out of the 1439 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Plymouth State University received 8,035 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 20.9% annual growth. Out of those 8,035 applicants, 6,815 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,648 students enrolled at Plymouth State University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Plymouth State University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,815
Accepted Out of 8,035

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Plymouth State University was 84.8% (6,815 admissions from 8,035 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 82.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 20.9%, while admissions grew by 24.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Plymouth State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Plymouth State University has a total enrollment of 4,648 students. The full-time enrollment at Plymouth State University is 4,110 students and the part-time enrollment is 538. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Plymouth State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Plymouth State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.8% White, 3.53% Hispanic or Latino, 2.54% Two or More Races, 2.3% Black or African American, 1.51% Asian, 0.344% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0215% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Plymouth State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.9%), followed by White Female (40.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53%), followed by White Male (18.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Plymouth State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,648 students. The full-time enrollment at Plymouth State University is 4,110 and the part-time enrollment is 538. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Plymouth State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2019 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 (74%), Plymouth State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,757
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    164
  3. Two or More Races
    118

The enrolled student population at Plymouth State University is 80.8% White, 3.53% Hispanic or Latino, 2.54% Two or More Races, 2.3% Black or African American, 1.51% Asian, 0.344% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0215% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 349 students (7.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 206 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 (1,133 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (96 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Plymouth State University is General Business (92 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (80 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (66 degrees).

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 (103 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), and Education (303 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,537,088 people), Secondary school teachers (544,678 people), Education administrators (287,633 people), Special education teachers (211,705 people), and Other managers (199,976 people).

The most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (103 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), Education (303 degrees), English (29 degrees), and Protective Services (65 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (103 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), Education (303 degrees), English (29 degrees), and Protective Services (65 degrees).

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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 (2,895,627 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (395,556 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (383,287 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (196,587 people), and Legal services (119,325 people).

The most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (103 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), Education (303 degrees), English (29 degrees), and Protective Services (65 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 92 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 80 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 66 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Plymouth State University was General Business with 92 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

573
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
779
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 573 degrees were awarded to men at Plymouth State University, which is 0.736 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (779).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Plymouth State University in General Business, which is 2.54 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 70 degrees were awarded to women at Plymouth State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 23.3 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 42% of students graduating from Plymouth State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Plymouth State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.41% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,133 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    96 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Plymouth State University is white (1,133 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (96 degrees).

7.1% of degree recipients (96 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    652 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    481 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Plymouth State University is white female (652 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (481 degrees).

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Operations

Plymouth State University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.95M (10.2%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Plymouth State University had a total salary expenditure of $105M. Plymouth State University employs 70 Professors, 51 Associate professors, and 37 Assistant professors. Most academics at Plymouth State University are Male Professors (41), Female Associate professors(30), and Female Professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Plymouth State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 73 employees, Management, with 60 employees, and Service with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.9M
2019 Endowment
6.72%
growth from 2018

Plymouth State University has an endowment valued at about $28.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Plymouth State University grew 6.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.58M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.34M - Federal
  2. $105k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Plymouth State University received $1.34M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $105k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$46.3M
2019 Salaries
3.14%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Plymouth State University paid a median of $46.3M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($105M) and a 3.14% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.31% growth from 2017 and a 1.78% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.6M
Instructional Salaries
193
Number of Employees

In 2019, Plymouth State University paid a total of $15.6M to 193 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
70 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
73 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Plymouth State University were Professor with 70 employees; Associate professor with 51 employees; and Associate professor with 37 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Plymouth State University were Office and Administrative Support with 73 employees; Management with 60 employees; and Service with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Plymouth State University was Male Professor with 41 employees, Female Associate professor with 30 employees, and Female Professor with 29 employees.

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

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