Plymouth State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,870
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,631
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.92%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
89.4%
7,129 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,491
88.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
58.1%
436 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 (84 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (69 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (63 degrees).

In 2020, 1,311 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Plymouth State University. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,098 degrees), 13.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (84 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Plymouth State University is $11,870, which is $−10,660 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Plymouth State University is $11,870, which is $−10,660 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,631.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,870
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Plymouth State University was $11,870. The cost of tuition at Plymouth State University is $−10,660 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$20,631
2020 Value
4.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Plymouth State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,631. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Plymouth State University grew by 4.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,350
Room and Board
$1,310
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Plymouth State University was of $11,350 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,310. The cost of room and board increased by 1.34% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.87% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Plymouth State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.41% with respect to 2019, when 88% 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.
5.92%
2018 Default Rate
83
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Plymouth State University was 5.92%, which represents 83 out of the 1403 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 7,129 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11.3% annual decline. Out of those 7,129 applicants, 6,371 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,491 students enrolled at Plymouth State University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Plymouth State University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,371
Accepted Out of 7,129

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Plymouth State University was 89.4% (6,371 admissions from 7,129 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 84.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −11.3%, while admissions declined by −6.52%.

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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 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Plymouth State University has a total enrollment of 4,491 students. The full-time enrollment at Plymouth State University is 3,957 students and the part-time enrollment is 534. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Plymouth State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Plymouth State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.7% White, 4.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Two or More Races, 2.45% Black or African American, 1.38% Asian, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0445% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Plymouth State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.7%), followed by White Female (38.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.8%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Plymouth State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,491 students. The full-time enrollment at Plymouth State University is 3,957 and the part-time enrollment is 534. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Plymouth State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 70%. 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
    3,490
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    197
  3. Two or More Races
    122

The enrolled student population at Plymouth State University is 77.7% White, 4.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Two or More Races, 2.45% Black or African American, 1.38% Asian, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0445% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 439 students (9.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 159 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 (1,098 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (84 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Plymouth State University is General Business (84 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (69 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (63 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees), and Education (296 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees), Education (296 degrees), Protective Services (70 degrees), and English (28 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees), Education (296 degrees), Protective Services (70 degrees), and English (28 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees), Education (296 degrees), Protective Services (70 degrees), and English (28 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. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 69 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 63 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Plymouth State University was General Business with 84 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

576
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
735
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 576 degrees were awarded to men at Plymouth State University, which is 0.784 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (735).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Plymouth State University in General Business, which is 2.23 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 66 degrees were awarded to women at Plymouth State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 22 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 41% of students graduating from Plymouth State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Plymouth State University is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.44% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,098 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    84 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Plymouth State University is white (1,098 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (84 degrees).

6.41% of degree recipients (84 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    623 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    475 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Plymouth State University is white female (623 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (475 degrees).

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Operations

Plymouth State University has an endowment valued at nearly $29.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.56M (5.25%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Plymouth State University had a total salary expenditure of $97M. Plymouth State University employs 69 Professors, 49 Associate professors, and 36 Assistant professors. Most academics at Plymouth State University are Male Professors (39), Female Professors(30), and Female Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Plymouth State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, Service, with 51 employees, and Management with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29.7M
2020 Endowment
2.72%
growth from 2019

Plymouth State University has an endowment valued at about $29.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Plymouth State University grew 2.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.93M 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. $1.11M - Federal
  2. $86.6k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Plymouth State University received $1.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $86.6k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$44.1M
2020 Salaries
4.75%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Plymouth State University paid a median of $44.1M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($97M) and a 4.75% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.14% growth from 2018 and a 3.31% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.2M
Instructional Salaries
184
Number of Employees

In 2020, Plymouth State University paid a total of $15.2M to 184 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Plymouth State University were Professor with 69 employees; Associate professor with 49 employees; and Associate professor with 36 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Plymouth State University were Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees; Service with 51 employees; and Management with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Plymouth State University was Male Professor with 39 employees, Female Professor with 30 employees, and Female Associate professor with 28 employees.

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

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