Plymouth State University, formerly known as Plymouth State College, is a residential, regional comprehensive university located in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Founded in 1871 as Plymouth Normal School for students who want to become future teachers, the college steadily evolved from a teacher’s college to a state college and, finally, to a State University in 2003.
Today, Plymouth State University remains a part of the University System of New Hampshire with an average enrollment of over 6,000 students. The school is known for its meteorology program which is considered the best in the eastern part of the United States, and its programs in business, visual and performing arts, interdisciplinary studies and psychology. New majors are constantly being added and existing ones continuously improved. The university offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and post-master’s degrees in over 40 different choices for major.
Cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 is US$7,000 for fulltime, resident students and US$15,170 for fulltime, non-residents. In addition, there are mandatory fees charged in the amount of US$1,944 and one-time costs billed during the first semester only like the orientation fee of US$105 and enrollment fee of US$83. Those who want to live on campus have to pay additional costs for room and board. Cost of room rentals vary according to the type of dwelling chosen and may range from US$4,870 to US$9,890. Board rates depend on the meal plan selected and range from US$1,790 to US$3,138. Part-time students are charged tuition at a per credit rate of US$292 for residents and US$632 for non-residents. There is also a mandatory fee of US$84 charged to part-time students.
Financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs is extended by the college to help students pay for their cost of attendance.
For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Plymouth State University.