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Youngstown State University

One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH

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Youngstown State University provides a variety of degree programs for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Youngstown, Ohio and publically funded. Youngstown State University has a yearly student enrollment of nearly 15,000.

Areas of study offered at YSU include but are not limited to:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The school operates under an open enrollment policy, accepting any applicants that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and admissions essays may be requested for certain programs. More information regarding admissions can be found at web.ysu.edu.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs approximately $8,200 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $8,400 per year. Some students at Youngstown State University may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as grants or student loans.

The Youngstown State University "Penguins" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)

For a complete list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please visit the school's website at http://web.ysu.edu/home.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Youngstown State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Youngstown State University has a total student population of about 12,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 16% enrolling as graduate students and 89% as undergraduate students.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $45 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $7,800-$9,400
    • Out-of-State: $8,100-$9,704
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $340-$400 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $350-$420 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $11,000, the cost includes twelve meals per week

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships75%$7,254
Receiving Student Loans64%$5,885
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Youngstown State University may offer student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Youngstown State University is close to 33%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years8%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dental Hygienist Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program
  • Dietetic Technician Program
  • Music Program
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Youngstown State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Horizon League)
  • Basketball (Horizon League)
  • Track and Field (Horizon League)
  • Football (Missouri Valley Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Youngstown State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
71.10%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
96%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
17:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,138