Plymouth State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,300

2.54% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,028

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.98%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

78.8%

6,715 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,046

86.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

54.5%

554 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 (67 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (62 degrees), and General Psychology (46 degrees).

In 2017, 1,258 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Plymouth State University. 56.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,000 degrees), 9.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (106 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Plymouth State University is $11,300, which is $-9,433 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Plymouth State University is $11,300, which is $-9,433 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,028.

In 2017, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Plymouth State University was $11,300. The cost of tuition at Plymouth State University is $-9,433 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$22,028

2017 Value

5.68%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Plymouth State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,028. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Plymouth State University grew by 5.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,358

Room and Board

$1,337

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Plymouth State University was of $10,358 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,337. The cost of room and board increased by 1.17% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Plymouth State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 9.33% with respect to 2016, when 75% 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.

4.98%

2016 Default Rate

74

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Plymouth State University was 4.98%, which represents 74 out of the 1486 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 6,715 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.17% annual decline. Out of those 6,715 applicants, 5,291 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,046 students enrolled at Plymouth State University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Plymouth State University has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,291

Accepted Out of 6,715

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Plymouth State University was 78.8% (5,291 admissions from 6,715 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 78.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.17%, while admissions declined by -2.15%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Plymouth State University has a total enrollment of 5,046 students. The full-time enrollment at Plymouth State University is 4,343 students and the part-time enrollment is 703. This means that 86.1% of students enrolled at Plymouth State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Plymouth State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.7% White, 2.34% Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% Black or African American, 1.72% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 0.456% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0991% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Plymouth State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (41.1%) and Black or African American Male (1.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (57.3%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Plymouth State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,046 students. The full-time enrollment at Plymouth State University is 4,343 and the part-time enrollment is 703. This means that 86.1% of students enrolled at Plymouth State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2017 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 (75%), 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

    4,121

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    118

  3. Black or African American

    111

The enrolled student population at Plymouth State University is 81.7% White, 2.34% Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% Black or African American, 1.72% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 0.456% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0991% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 413 students (8.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 156 more women than men received degrees from Plymouth State University. The majority of degree recipients at Plymouth State University are white (1,000 degrees awarded). There were 9.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (106 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Plymouth State University is General Business (67 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (62 degrees) and General Psychology (46 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), Education (339 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (25 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 (2,040,127 people), Accountants & auditors (1,108,707 people), Other managers (674,602 people), Financial managers (431,711 people), and Chief executives & legislators (337,732 people).

The most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (103 degrees awarded), Education (339 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (25 degrees), Business (329 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees).

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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, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (103 degrees awarded), Education (339 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (25 degrees), Business (329 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 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 (3,091,706 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (544,867 people), Banking & related activities (502,852 people), Computer Systems Design (439,065 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (428,808 people).

The most specialized majors at Plymouth State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (103 degrees awarded), Education (339 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (25 degrees), Business (329 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 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. 67 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Plymouth State University was General Business with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 551

  2. 707

In 2017, 551 degrees were awarded to men at Plymouth State University, which is 0.779 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (707).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Plymouth State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.36 times more than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 51 degrees were awarded to women at Plymouth State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 7.29 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 44% 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 59% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (69.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Plymouth State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (69.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.97% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,000 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    106 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Plymouth State University is white (1,000 degrees awarded). There were 9.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (106 degrees).

8.43% of degree recipients (106 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    583 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    417 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Plymouth State University is white female (583 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (417 degrees).

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Operations

Plymouth State University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $807k (3.31%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Plymouth State University had a total salary expenditure of $99.6M. Plymouth State University employs 73 Professors, 46 Associate professors, and 44 Assistant professors. Most academics at Plymouth State University are Male Professors (38), Female Professors(35), and Female Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Plymouth State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 75 employees, Management, with 68 employees, and Service with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.4M

2017 Endowment

26.7%

growth from 2016

Plymouth State University has an endowment valued at about $24.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Plymouth State University grew 26.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.71M 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. $1.47M - Federal

  2. $229k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Plymouth State University received $1.47M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $229k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$43.5M

2017 Salaries

1.78%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Plymouth State University paid a median of $43.5M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($99.6M) and a 1.78% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.517% growth from 2015 and a 1.45% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.3M

Instructional Salaries

192

Number of Employees

In 2017, Plymouth State University paid a total of $15.3M to 192 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

73 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

75 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Plymouth State University were Professor with 73 employees; Associate professor with 46 employees; and Associate professor with 44 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Plymouth State University were Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees; Management with 68 employees; and Service with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Plymouth State University was Male Professor with 38 employees, Female Professor with 35 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 26 employees.

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

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