Plymouth State University Reviews

3.61 out of 5 stars
(7 Reviews)
  • Plymouth (NH)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,769
80% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 7 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Laura D'Amico - 4/11/2019
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
1.6 out of 5 stars
MBA Graduate - 2/1/2019
Degree: MBA in Management
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
2.0 out of 5 stars
TW - 8/20/2018
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Dan - 5/19/2017
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 1984
"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."
2.5 out of 5 stars
jane smith - 4/18/2017
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2017
"I initially thought this would be a great school for my daughter, but Ive discovered otherwise. Unless you want your kid to graduate with an alcohol or drug problem, consider another school. Drinking is rampant on this campus, even in broad daylight. This school does not have a reputation as a party school for nothing. There is a culture of drinking. My daughter told me that someone walked right down the hallway of her dorm smoking pot, was caught doing it, and was not even issued a warning. I think the culture of no consequences spills into other bad behavior too. Kids get drunk and do stupid things like jump out of third story windows and through doors. To make matters worse, individuals on campus stole from my daughter and despite sufficient proof were not given any consequences for their actions. This school is in a beautiful location but dont be deceived. Think twice about sending your kid there. I am not being nave when I say its over the top, and not in a good way."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Jeannette LaPlant - 3/29/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Ali - 2/23/2017
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."