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Youngstown State University Overview

Youngstown State University is a public institution situated in Youngstown, Ohio. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Youngstown State University Known For?

1,870 Undergraduate Awards
$18,491 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Youngstown State University.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Youngstown State University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Youngstown State University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#351 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Youngstown State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Writing Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Youngstown State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Highest Paid Other Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Youngstown State University?

Location of Youngstown State University

Contact details for Youngstown State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001
Phone: 877-468-6978
Website: https://ysu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/youngstownstate
Twitter: https://twitter.com/youngstownstate

How Do I Get Into Youngstown State University?

You can apply to Youngstown State University online at: https://ysu.edu/admissions/apply-to-ysu

Admission Requirements for Youngstown State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Youngstown State University?

64% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, Youngstown State University does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 18% of students accepted to Youngstown State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 490 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 490 to 620 )
200
800
Youngstown State University received ACT scores from 84% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Youngstown State University?

$18,491 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
11.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Youngstown State University is $18,491. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Youngstown State University, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $5,634 a year. That adds up to $22,536 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Youngstown State University is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Youngstown State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,715 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,938 undergraduate students at Youngstown State University, with 8,715 being full-time and 2,223 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Youngstown State University

There are also 1,172 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,715 full-time undergraduates at Youngstown State University, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Youngstown State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Youngstown State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Youngstown State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 112
Black or African American 708
Hispanic or Latino 381
White 6,542
International Students 332
Other Races/Ethnicities 640

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Youngstown State University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at Youngstown State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Kuwait.

Online Learning at Youngstown State University

728 Took All Classes Online
4,396 Took At Least One Class Online
7.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at Youngstown State University. In 2017-2018, 4,396 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Youngstown State University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 21st most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Youngstown State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Youngstown State University was 7.8%. This is the #1,467 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Youngstown State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Youngstown State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14%
Curriculum & Instruction 25%
Economics 12%
Engineering 0%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 14%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%
Public Health 7%
Social Sciences 14%
Special Education 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Youngstown State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Youngstown State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Economics #13
Other Health Professions #21
General Engineering #23
Allied Health Professions #57
Public Health #60
Engineering #73
Social Sciences #125
Health & Medical Administrative Services #192
Criminal Justice & Corrections #242
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #275
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #290
Liberal Arts General Studies #290
Nursing #325

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Youngstown State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 51 0 0 39 6 51 0 147
Nursing 0 0 0 115 0 31 0 146
Social Work 0 5 0 85 0 51 0 141
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 39 0 91 0 0 0 130
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 6 0 117 0 7 0 130
General Biology 12 0 0 93 0 11 0 116
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 60 0 9 0 69
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 58 0 6 0 64
Writing Studies 0 0 0 52 2 4 0 58
General Psychology 0 0 0 57 0 0 0 57
Accounting 0 0 0 37 0 19 0 56
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 51 0 1 0 52
Special Education 0 0 0 37 0 14 0 51
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 44
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 42
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 42 0 0 0 42
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 21 0 19 0 0 0 40
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 36 0 2 0 38
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 36 0 2 0 38
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 36 2 0 0 38
Chemistry 0 0 0 28 0 8 0 36
Civil Engineering Technology 0 15 0 20 0 0 0 35
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 28 0 6 0 34
Allied Health Professions 0 2 1 13 0 17 0 33
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 28 0 4 0 32
Computer Information Systems 0 5 0 25 0 0 0 30
Marketing 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 29
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 8 20 28
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 17 0 11 0 0 0 28
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Music 0 0 0 14 0 12 0 26
Hospitality Management 0 4 0 20 0 0 0 24
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Economics 0 0 0 6 0 18 0 24
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 22 0 2 0 24
Mathematics 0 0 0 19 1 3 0 23
Geography & Cartography 13 0 0 8 0 0 0 21
Computer Programming 0 1 0 11 0 8 0 20
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 20
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Human Development & Family Studies 0 12 0 6 0 0 0 18
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 1 0 17 0 0 0 18
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
General English Literature 0 0 0 12 1 3 0 16
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 5 0 10 0 0 0 15
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 3 1 11 0 15
Public Health 0 0 0 7 0 8 0 15
History 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 14
Computer Science 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 11
Journalism 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Anthropology 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
General Business/Commerce 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Gerontology 0 0 0 3 1 4 0 8
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 8
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Sociology 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Romance Languages 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Physics 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Literature 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Historic Preservation 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Religious Studies 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Information Technology 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Dance 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 77 147 1 1,645 23 407 49 2,349

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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