Plymouth State University Reviews

  • 16 Reviews
  • Plymouth (NH)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,330
82% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 16 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Laura D'Amico
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2019
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Plymouth State University has been an excellent institution to pursue my Master's of Education at. The campus is in a gorgeous location in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There are lots of outdoor activities in the area, hiking, camping, canoeing. The coursework for this degree covers all bases - from cultural competence, to specific subject areas, to providing inclusive supports and accommodations for all learners. I have truly enjoyed the course material. The professors in this program are excellent and are teachers themselves and can offer valuable insight into the field. My advisor was extremely helpful in mapping out my plan for graduating, and adjusting it as needed throughout my years at the school. This program offers a hybrid of online and on campus classes, which is very convenient. Online class is great because you can zoom in so you still have a similar experience as a face to face class, and therefore don't miss out on valuable discussion with your colleagues. There is a variety of assignments with different coursework - creative projects, research, presentations, etc. I believe I will graduate with a well-rounded education that has prepared me to be a teacher. Also, all classes for this program are in the evening which is perfect for working professionals. You can take the program as accelerated or slowly as you want. The only downside is that you are required to complete student teaching in the state of New Hampshire, which can be difficult for some people. I had to move out of state halfway through the program, and though I could finish coursework online, I could not complete my student teaching internship in my new state of residence. I cannot say much for camps life/culture as I am an adult learner commuting to campus after work for night classes. Overall, highly recommend this school and program."
MBA Graduate
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2019
  • Degree: MBA in Management
"I work full-time and wanted a master's degree that covered business, management, and marketing so Plymouth's online MBA seemed like a great fit. My first courses were awesome. The instructors were hands on, they challenged me to think critically about how the course content is applicable to my career, and made the online experience interactive. B. B. is particularly impressive. She's by far the best online instructor I've ever encountered. These instructors set the standard for my experience; however I learned that their approach to online teaching is rare at Plymouth. Tough lesson to learn when you're 30% through your program. The rest of my instructors were phoning it in. Discussion boards were busy work and featured one dimensional topics (and therefore difficult to actually discuss). They didn't make efforts to show the real-life application of these topics. For example, in operations management, nearly every example centered on manufacturing. Operations management is valuable in any field, so this was disappointing. The Business Law course was interesting and the instructor was brief and to the point with feedback/instruction, but offered compelling discussion points (weren't always relevant to the actual workforce, but interesting topics nonetheless). The capstone was also interesting, but again, it didn't strive to build connections between your career and the course content, so it was a missed opportunity. If you want an MBA program that will help you create a vision for your professional development and help make a difference in your career starting from day 1, avoid PSU. If you want an MBA to check off the box on your to-do list, it's not a bad choice."
TW
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2018
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"While some professors were helpful in the CAGS program, many gave minimal feedback with limited opportunity to actually learn. I felt as though the value of the education was very poor at many points throughout the program, particularly with online courses. Professors posted copious reading materials with somewhat relevant themes and rarely pushed online discussion forums into a productive dialogue. Submitted papers took 2+ weeks to get back and the comments related to the formatting, not the content itself. Other disappointing aspects of the program were the inconsistencies in the rigor of the courses, inaccurate syllabi (including incorrect meeting dates and times), outdated educational software (Moodle) which hindered the learning process, and lack of attention to individuals paying significant money to attend the school. Overall, I had a poor experience with the CAGS program and would recommend others to look elsewhere. Plymouths CAGS program is a money-making scheme for the university since most school districts pay for their employees courses. This allows teachers to obtain credits for minimal work and at no cost to them, which lowers the academic standards of the classes."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Good small school, plenty of course selection, small town feel. A lot of outdoor activities in the area in all seasons"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"I loved my college! The people were amazing, the professors enlightening."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Excellent Master's program for the cost. Great value. Amazing instructors. Great combination of both online and on-site courses offered. Great community. Medium-sized classrooms, so you can still receive the one-on-one attention essential for adequate learning."
John Rutka
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Plymouth State's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a CACREP accredited program in New Hampshire where faculty is accommodating, knowledgeable, and active in a variety of contexts in the counseling field. This program gives students many opportunities to practice counseling in the classroom (e.g., group counseling, counseling skills, career counseling) as well as working one-on-one with professors to build writing skills. If you're looking for a program that provides thought provoking professors and plenty feedback to build your skills then this is the program for you!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"PSU: CoGS is a fantastic way to further one's education after achieving their bachelor degree. Students can get a head start on their grad program, by enrolling in graduate courses, while still an undergraduate student, and having their course credits be applied to both degree programs."
Dan
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2017
  • Degree: School Counseling
"I am an educator who attended Plymouth's summer M.Ed (counseling) program in my late 30's. My classmates were bright, experienced educators who brought a lot to our classes. With one glaring exception, the professors were both engaged and engaging, and all were helpful and supportive. The work was challenging but not overwhelming. I met great people, learned a fair amount, and earned a degree which helped me go on to some terrific college and university administrative positions. I have recommended Plymouth often."
Jeannette LaPlant
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Plymouth State University is a great small town college with a close knit Psychology department. I always felt supported by my peers and professors. The support didnt end when I graduated, since graduation I've been able to maintain communication with professors from my program. I'd highly recommend Plymouth State for any educational program, as the support and sense of community can be seen across all programs."
Ali
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"Plymouth State University offered an individualized education that I would not have been able to find at another school. The class sizes were small, which allowed for tailored instruction by the professors, and you knew that they cared about you as an individual. The close-knit nature of the school, especially in the Music Theater Dance department, resulted in a supportive and caring family who still communicates and encourages each other after graduation."
Victoria Saunders
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Plymouth was a fantastic school to attend. I found that the campus itself, was easy to navigate. The instructors I had were extremely helpful and dedicated to providing resources for students to reach their fullest potential. The town itself has a charming feel, and a great sense of community. Knowing what I know now, my only piece of advice is to consider out-of-state tuition costs and how that may look after you are finished. I'm from MA and paid quite a bit more to attend PSU, however when I reflect on my experience, it was well worth it. If you are interested in attending you can easily take a tour of the campus."
Beth Ashton
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"Plymouth State University has a beautiful campus nestled between the mountains as if it were the center of a snow globe. Students and staff are passionate, creating a scholarly atmosphere. The air is full of inspiration, and you can't help but be part of it when walking across the scenic campus and breathing the fresh air."
Amy Gall
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2015
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"Overall, the courses had an individualized component, were research-based, or were conducted in a transformational manner. The opportunities for personal growth were spectacular, but the workload was not overwhelming. I did not live on campus, so did not responded neutrally to the question about social life. This is a small town in rural New Hampshire, so transportation is an issue; I think there may be a daily bus that runs through to larger population centers. Many of the courses included international students in person or skyping-in. I highly recommend this program."
Alicia Doucet
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"I attended Plymouth State for my undergraduate degree in Education and plan to attend Granite State in January to work towards my Elementary Education Certification. I love Plymouth State and played on the Women's Basketball team while there. I loved my experience but at times did not feel I was being challenged as much as I could have."
Austin Mehlhorn
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"The counseling educator program here at PSU is constantly striving to make a better program. This program has a dedicated faculty that are working to expand the program, increase educational opportunities, and bring in new ideas. I personally a have not found many cons, but one potential con is the lack of diversity at PSU. We do study multicultural issues in our program, and I don't find it to be the fault of the program, but a little color or would be nice to see."