By the Numbers

  • New Hampshire’s appropriation to its public colleges and universities accounts for 6% of PSU’s operating budget.
  • Plymouth State is cost effective, delivering nationally recognized education at a cost that is at least 15% less than that of our comparator institutions.
  • PSU provided increases in financial aid to needy students over the last three years of 12, 14, and 28%, because we recognize the value of education.
  • 58% of undergraduate students at PSU are NH residents.
  • Approximately 40% of PSU undergraduates are among the first in their families to attend college. These PSU students graduate at higher rates than national averages.
  • New Hampshire’s college graduates hold the highest average debt on student loans in the nation.
  • The New Hampshire legislature provides public higher education the lowest level of support per capita in the nation.
  • The University System of New Hampshire, comprising Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University, and University of New Hampshire, contributes over $2 billion to the New Hampshire economy each year in workforce development, employment, and direct expenditures.