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

[email protected]

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.

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