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IPEDS ID: 206695
OPE ID: 00314500
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Youngstown State University
One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555-0001
General information:  (877) 468-6978
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,442 (11,130 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty408580
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-224
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,268$954$1,100$1,1000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,137$8,475$8,645$8,9904.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,137$8,475$8,645$8,9904.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$20,370$20,343$21,754$22,1822.0%
Off Campus$22,694$20,343$21,754$22,1822.0%
Off Campus with Family$12,739$12,320$13,557$13,6520.7%
On Campus$20,580$20,572$21,994$22,4221.9%
Off Campus$22,904$20,572$21,994$22,4221.9%
Off Campus with Family$12,949$12,549$13,797$13,8920.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$8,280
In-state fees$410
Out-of-state tuition$12,780
Out-of-state fees$410
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,63796%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,27075%$9,212,662$7,254
Federal grants82048%$3,872,117$4,722
Pell grants81748%$3,783,258$4,631
Other federal grants1509%$88,859$592
State/local government grant or scholarships65238%$788,376$1,209
Institutional grants or scholarships1,00559%$4,552,169$4,530
Student loan aid1,09564%$6,443,723$5,885
Federal student loans1,08764%$5,963,948$5,487
Other student loans583%$479,775$8,272
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid18,41375%$51,640,334$6,138
Pell grants5,36948%$24,256,961$4,518
Federal student loans7,14263%$49,394,537$6,916
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,943$10,117$11,135
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$10,641$8,876$9,346
$30,001 – $48,000$11,863$9,998$10,480
$48,001 – $75,000$14,836$12,256$12,860
$75,001 – $110,000$16,066$14,677$14,920
$110,001 and more$15,723$14,988$15,004
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment12,442
Undergraduate enrollment11,130
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment510
Graduate enrollment1,312
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 77%
Part-time: 23%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 79%
25 and over: 21%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 12%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 52%
Part-time: 48%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants7,9663,6044,362
Percent admitted71%70%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%40%33%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading400530
SAT Math410530
ACT Composite1824
ACT English1623
ACT Math1724
  • Applicants who have or are about to graduate from a public, private, charter high school, or who have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) test are eligible for admission to the University. Admission to restricted academic programs may have additional requirements. Applicants may be considered for admission conditionally if their high school GPA is below 2.00 (out of 4.00) or their composite ACT score is below 17, or SAT critical reading & math composite is below an 820.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 47%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 30%
Transfer-out rate: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 9%
6-year: 33%
8-year: 40%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 10%
6-year: 31%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 29%
Female: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 22%
Asian: 79%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 19%
White: 37%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 28%
Non-resident alien: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-0----
American/United States Studies/Civilization-04---
Category total-04---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other----0-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-516---
Category total-516-0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Finance-0----
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0-----
Business Administration and Management, General74648d-1614
Business/Commerce, General6----0
Business/Managerial Economics-5----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies----00
Fashion Merchandising-16----
Finance, General0191---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General622----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-14----
Information Resources Management-0----
International Business/Trade/Commerce-6----
International Marketing-0----
Labor and Industrial Relations00----
Management Information Systems, General-6----
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-0----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0450---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management----70
Operations Management and Supervision-0----
Organizational Leadership----4-
Category total1925749d-2714
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General--7---
Radio and Television-17----
Sports Communication-0----
Category total-287---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other02----
Computer Programming/Programmer, General31222---
Computer Science-10---0
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-0----
Information Technology941---2
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-0----
Category total126522--2
Art Teacher Education-61---
Biology Teacher Education-3----
Business Teacher Education-0----
Computer Teacher Education--0---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--49---
Curriculum and Instruction--4---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-603d---
Education, Other-----2
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented--0---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--127--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-200---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-2----
Foreign Language Teacher Education-00---
French Language Teacher Education-0----
Health Teacher Education-00---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-27----
Mathematics Teacher Education-50---
Music Teacher Education-140---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-30---
Reading Teacher Education--12---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-60---
Social Studies Teacher Education-100---
Spanish Language Teacher Education-1----
Special Education and Teaching, General-289--0
Teacher Assistant/Aide0-----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-----5
Category total018590d7-7
Chemical Engineering-170---
Civil Engineering, General-275---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-295d---
Engineering, General--0---
Industrial Engineering-106---
Materials Engineering-0----
Mechanical Engineering-461---
Category total-12917d---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician816----
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician-0----
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician0---0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General1-----
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other21-----
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician514----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician2415----
Quality Control Technology/Technician-0----
Category total5945--0-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--7---
English Language and Literature, General-1813--1
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-9---1
Rhetoric and Composition-28----
Category total-5520--2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management10-----
Family and Community Services-5----
Category total105----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-0----
Italian Language and Literature-2----
Spanish Language and Literature-3----
Category total-5----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing--10--0
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other-0----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-2----
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other0-----
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician10-----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-0----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist09----
Dietetic Technician1-----
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)5---7-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--13--3
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other0-----
Health and Wellness, General-0----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-43d---4
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-0----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-015d---
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-0----
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary0-----
Medical/Clinical Assistant18---0-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing--0---
Physical Therapy/Therapist---23--
Public Health, General-8d7---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-101d----
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-14d0d---
Category total34206d45d2377
History, General-1810---
History, Other----0-
Category total-1810-0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies151208d---
Forensic Science and Technology-7----
Category total151278d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-88----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies470---0
Category total4788---0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-1010---
Category total-1010---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Historic Preservation and Conservation-----2
Category total-3--03
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-105--1
Category total-105--1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-2----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-58----
Category total-60----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies-10----
Category total-16----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-326---
Geology/Earth Science, General-8----
Physics, General-4----
Category total-466---
Educational Psychology--10---
Psychology, General-58----
Psychology, Other--3---
School Psychology-----0
Category total-5813--0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-0----
Social Work69825---
Category total69825---
Social Sciences
Economics, General-310d---
Geography, Other-0----
Political Science and Government, General-28----
Social Sciences, General-0----
Category total-6910d-5-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-0----
Dance, Other-1----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-7----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other----0-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-31----
Jazz/Jazz Studies--1---
Music History, Literature, and Theory-00---
Music Performance, General-88---
Music Theory and Composition-10---
Music, General-0----
Category total-489-0-
Grand total2021,682356303936
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 219
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 13
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 20
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,386
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,580
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,426
Full-time students: 82%
Part-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined8493
Swimming and Diving19
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1945 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics2/1/1976 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program1/1/1978 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics1/1/1985 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1981 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program2/1/2001 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/6/1976 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist5/6/1998 -  Accredited
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(!)9/1/1994 -  Accredited
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(!)9/1/1947 -  Accredited
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(!)9/1/1997 -  Accredited
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 schools1/1/1965 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations3143
Liquor law violations183029
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations151
Liquor law violations142424
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible11
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft300
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible10
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate16.7%19.3%20.3%
Number in default772981935
Number in repayment4,6055,0814,600
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)