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Youngstown State University (YSU)

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Youngstown State University (YSU) is a public institution established in the year 1908 at Youngstown in Ohio. The university joined the Ohio System of Higher Education in the year 1967 and it initially offered a single commercial law course and has since expanded its academic offerings to over 115 undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs.

Approximately $8,100,000 are given to students annually as scholarships and other financial support schemes.

  • There are 12,607 students in total at the university. This includes 9,497 full-time students and 3,146 part-time students.

  • The retention rate for the full-time enrollments is 75% and their part-time equivalent is 43%.

  • The student-faculty ratio at the university is 17:1.

  • There is a 30% total graduation rate at the university.

  • University's acceptance rate is 69%.

  • It has an accreditation by the High Learning Commission (HLC).

Online Education at YSU

  • The online programs at the university are designed for working professionals and adult students who wish to earn a degree without compromising with their work.

  • The online degrees are offered in 3 formats which are web-based, hybrid, and are based on video conferencing.

  • The classes are self-paced and not bound by the semester schedule constraints.


 The following are some of the student reviews.

  • The syllabus is updated regularly and periodic renovation of infrastructure is done to ensure world-class pedagogical amenities. The small class size ensures extra attention from the professors.
  • The community is very friendly and always helpful to each other. Youngstown State University graduate programs are at par with some of the best in the region.

  • The campus is small but does not compromise on the programs offered or the infrastructural provisions extended to make learning an interesting experience.

  • The faculty guides the students throughout their campus lives and are easy to approach. They make classes more interactive and immersive.

  • The university is neat. There are about 20 restaurants within walking distance. Youngstown State University dorms are tidy and spacious.


Vision - Youngstown State University will become a national model for university-community engagement that enhances teaching and learning, student and faculty research, and community well-being. The University will expand its regionally focused mission to include national and international emphases while working with other colleges and universities, business and industry, and the K-12 community to stimulate the economic, technological, and cultural rebirth of Ohio.

Mission - Youngstown State University—an urban research university, emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.


The institute was founded in 1908 when the YMCA organization started to offer night classes in commercial law in Youngstown. The institution came to be known as Youngstown Association School in 1916 when YMCA's educational courses were incorporated into it. Later, in 1921, the name was changed to the Youngstown Institute of Technology. The name was changed again in 1931, to Youngstown College.

In 1944, the institute severed its administrative connection with the YMCA, after seeking accreditation through the North Central Association in 1944. The institute grew as educational needs increased and in 1955, the college became Youngstown University. In 1967, the University was invited to join the system of public-supported institutions of higher learning in Ohio and was designated Youngstown State University.

Location & Contact


One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555


Youngstown State University’s rankings by acknowledged firms are as follows:

By US News recently in 2020 Youngstown State University was ranked:

  • #117-#153 in Regional Universities Midwest.

  • #143 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

  • #75 in Engineering Programs (no doctorate) (tie).

Whereas on Forbes list Youngstown State University was ranked:

  • #261 In Public Colleges.

  • #165 In The Midwest.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Aug

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    960 - 1190



  • ACT Range

    18 - 24

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


The institute offers both traditional on-campus arrangements as well as innovative online courses for students to provide convenient access to services and information related to distance and continuing education across campus. The institute also accepts SAT and/or ACT scores as criteria for enrolment which is given in detail further below.

Youngstown State University requires SAT scores which usually range from 960-1190, the average SAT score of students is around 1075.

The average ACT score of students enrolled in AU is 21, the students of this institute have ACT scores which falls in the range of 18 – 24. The regular admission deadline is on August 1.

Admission Process

The steps are as follows:

  • Create an account on their website.

  • Complete the application by submitting all required materials such as transcripts, academic credentials, standardized test scores and other similar requirements.

  • Pay the application fee of $45.

  • A hold will be placed on the student’s account preventing registration for future terms until verification of the original documents is completed.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Total One Year Cost


The Net Price for YSU is $11,033.

The Books and Supplies cost around $1,100 while room and board come around $9,400, which means that the total one year cost to attend comes around $22,851.

YSU has an average annual cost for tuition around $8,899, other fees around $68, budget for other expenses is $3,384.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

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Most Popular Majors:

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    144 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    133 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    104 Graduates

  • Social Work

    104 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    96 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    96 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    81 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    80 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    96 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    96 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    81 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    80 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    61 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    59 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    59 Graduates

  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

    54 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    46 Graduates

  • Marketing

    43 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    42 Graduates

  • Health Professions and Related Clin...

    39 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    35 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    35 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    32 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    31 Graduates

  • Electrical Engineering Technologies...

    30 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    29 Graduates

  • Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

    28 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

    28 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    27 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    26 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering Technologies/Tech...

    26 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    24 Graduates

  • Human Resources Management and Serv...

    24 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    22 Graduates

  • Dental Support Services and Allied...

    22 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    22 Graduates

  • Journalism

    21 Graduates

  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

    20 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    20 Graduates

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

    16 Graduates

  • Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

    16 Graduates

  • Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

    15 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    15 Graduates

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

    14 Graduates

  • Computer Programming

    14 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    14 Graduates

  • History

    14 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    14 Graduates

  • Industrial Engineering

    14 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    14 Graduates

  • Sociology

    10 Graduates

  • Music

    9 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    9 Graduates

  • Public Health

    9 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    8 Graduates

  • Business/Managerial Economics

    7 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    7 Graduates

  • Economics

    7 Graduates

  • Management Information Systems and...

    7 Graduates

  • International Business

    6 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    6 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    5 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    4 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    4 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    4 Graduates

  • Health and Medical Administrative S...

    3 Graduates

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

    2 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    2 Graduates

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences,...

    2 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences a...

    2 Graduates

  • Dance

    2 Graduates

  • Gerontology

    2 Graduates

  • Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

    1 Graduates

  • Human Services, General

    1 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    1 Graduates

  • Physics

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

79% / 21%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$51,308 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available


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Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

red and white

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Missouri Valley Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country




Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)



Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $9,700 per year. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at YSU. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 46% male and 54% female students enrolled at the university.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$13,000 - $38,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$135 - $394

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The university offers various financial assistance schemes to the students who need them. These aids are given in different formats such as scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options. Students can use this service to pay their tuition fees and to meet other academic expenses.

Eligible applicants are required to fill in the FAFSA formYoungstown State University federal school code is 003145.

The various financial aids provided are mentioned below.

  • Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal Work-Study opportunities are offered as Federal Aids.

  • Ohio College Opportunity Grant and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Award Grant are given as State Aids along with PHEAA Supplemental Scholarship.

  • Institutional Aids provided by the university include First Opportunity, Red and White, Dean’s Scholarship, President’s Scholarship, and Trustees’ Scholarship.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance Program, Montgomery GI Bill, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program are given as the Military Aids.

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