Plymouth State University

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Admission Office

17 High Street MSC 52

Plymouth, NH 03264-1595

(603) 535-2237

(800) 842-6900

Fax: (603) 535-2714

Contact: Eugene Fahey

Senior Associate Director of Admission
Main Address

17 High Street

Plymouth, NH 03264-1595

(603) 535-5000

Total undergrads: 4,300

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,090

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,204

Graduate enrollment: 2,262


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 71%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 81%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B
Environmental Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Technology B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Public Health Education B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Adventure education B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Applied Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Plymouth State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (603) 535-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 17 High Street, Plymouth, NH 03264-1595
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,648
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,116 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $14,440
Out-of-state Tuition: $23,330
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,648

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Plymouth State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Plymouth State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 41
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1262
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 149202
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 1045
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 122
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 253
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 122
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Social Sciences 15
Visual and Performing Arts 15
Grand total 4558392

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Plymouth State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,440
Out-of-state $23,330
Books and supplies $1,310

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,350
Out-of-state $14,400

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,085 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,078 98% $8,648
Student loan aid 893 81% $8,943

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,728 88% $9,191
Federal student loans 3,106 74% $6,665

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Plymouth State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Plymouth State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,035 3,538 4,497
Percent admitted 100% 82% 87%
Percent admitted who enrolled 13% 15% 11%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Plymouth State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,648
Undergraduate enrollment 3,802
Graduate enrollment 846

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Plymouth State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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