Plymouth State University (PSU) is a co-ed public residential university that offers both graduate and undergraduate programs. Plymouth State has a total enrollment of approximately 4,300 undergraduate students and 3,000 graduate students. PSU primarily caters to the higher education needs of the residents of New Hampshire and New England.
Plymouth State University is located in the foothills of the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire and the campus is spread over an area of 170-acres. PSU features facilities such as the Lamson Library and Learning Commons, Langdon Woods, the Boyd Science Center, a LEED certified residence hall, a Welcome Center and an Ice Arena. The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The history of Plymouth State University dates back to 1808 when Holmes Plymouth Academy was set up to train teachers. In 1871, the New Hampshire Normal school was set up in Plymouth. In 1927, the American Council of Teacher Colleges rated the Plymouth Normal school as a Grade A teachers college. The college was renamed as Plymouth Teachers College in 1937 and then again renamed as Plymouth State College of the University System of New Hampshire in 1963. The Plymouth State College was given its current name of Plymouth State University by the State Legislature in 2003.