Youngstown State University

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Located in Youngstown, Ohio, Youngstown State University is an urban research institution that boasts and annual student enrollment of over 15,000. Founded in 1908 as a small law school and operated by the local YMCA, the University has undergone several name changes and adaptations before becoming Youngstown State University.

Academic College and Programs

The University is divided into seven academic colleges through which the University’s over 100 programs are administered. Of these programs, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies claims the highest percentage of student enrollment at 6%. The General Studies and Nursing programs each claim 5% of total student enrollment.

While the University’s student enrollment consists of over 15,000 students, Youngstown State, for short, boasts a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Approximately 35% of classes at the University have less than 20 students in each section.

The University’s employs 2,100 individuals, 426 of which are full-time faculty. Of these full-time faculty members, 165 are professors and the majority of instructors hold PhD’s.


Both in-state and out-of-state tuition at Youngstown State is relatively affordable. The University, like many others, attempts to facilitate student financial aid by providing a number of aid opportunities. Recently, the University awarded over $150 million in funds to students and 88% of the total student body received some sort of financial aid assistance.

General Information

Admission Office

One University Plaza

Youngstown, OH 44555-0001

(330) 941-2000

(877) 468-6978

Fax: (330) 941-3674

Contact: Sue Davis

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

One University Plaza

Youngstown, OH 44555

(330) 941-3000

Total undergrads: 12,405

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,181

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,090

Graduate enrollment: 1,243


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 81%

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs and for out-of-state students

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Museum studies C
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Stringed Instruments B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Anatomy and physiology C
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Accounting Technology A
American humanics C
Apparel/Accessories Marketing B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
Business/Managerial Economics B
Enterprise resource planning C
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/Banking A,B
Financial Planning B
Hospitality Administration/Management A,B
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A,B
Human Resources Management B
Labor/Personnel Relations A
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management A,B
Merchandising A,B
Office Management A,B
Operations Management B
Public Finance B
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts B
Retailing B
Sales and Distribution A,B
Sales/Selling Skills A,B
Tourism/Travel Services A,B
Travel/Tourism Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,B
Computer Science B,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Information Sciences/Systems A,B
Information Technology A,B
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Education of Multiple Handicapped B
Education of the Autistic B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Health Occupations Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Structural Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A,B
Construction/Building Technologies C
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Engineering Technology – General A,B
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B
Technical/Business Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A
Child Development A
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family/Community Services B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies A,B
Human Development/Family Studies B
Work/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Italian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Community Health Services B
Community Health/Preventative Medicine B
Dental Hygiene A
Dietetic Technician A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health Facilities Administration B
Histologic Technician A
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Dietetics B
Medical Laboratory Assistance A
Medical Office Administration A
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Public Health Education B
Respiratory Therapy B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Applied gerontology C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work A,B

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A,B
Criminal Justice Studies A,B
Forensic Technologies B
Law Enforcement Administration A,B
Police Science A,C
Security/Loss Prevention B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Econometrics B
Economics B
Geography B
International Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Youngstown State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (877) 468-6978
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,110
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 35%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,635 (63% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,279
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,639
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,348

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Youngstown State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Youngstown State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 31
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 321
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 88184
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 141
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2371
Education 3118181
Engineering 66
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 165
English Language and Literature/Letters 342
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 67138
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 121
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 112
Mathematics and Statistics 111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 311
Natural Resources and Conservation 111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 511
Psychology 113
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 221
Social Sciences 181
Visual and Performing Arts 195
Grand total 3730122582

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Youngstown State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,279
Out-of-state $9,639
Books and supplies $1,100

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,478
Out-of-state $9,478

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,246 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,764 77% $8,348
Student loan aid 1,326 58% $5,751

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,184 72% $7,260
Federal student loans 5,633 49% $6,379

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Youngstown State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Youngstown State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,166 3,755 5,411
Percent admitted 100% 68% 67%
Percent admitted who enrolled 21% 23% 20%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Youngstown State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 12,110
Undergraduate enrollment 10,938
Graduate enrollment 1,172

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Youngstown State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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