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Youngstown State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Youngstown State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Youngstown State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Youngstown State University was awarded 266 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is electronics engineering technology.

Overall Quality

Youngstown State University is ranked #1,896 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 108 colleges in Ohio, Youngstown State University is ranked at #70.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Youngstown State University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Youngstown State University is a competitive 64%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Youngstown State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Youngstown State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Youngstown State University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Youngstown State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Youngstown State University has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Youngstown State University is 10%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  10 out of 100

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Youngstown State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,938 undergraduates at Youngstown State University with 8,715 being full-time and 2,223 being part-time.

How Much Does Youngstown State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Youngstown State University is $11,947. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Youngstown State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,069 $9,784 $13,786 $15,719 $15,165

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Youngstown State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Youngstown State University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $35,900 in their early years. This is about 10% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Youngstown State University make the most money.

Location of Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University is a public institution located in Youngstown, Ohio. The city atmosphere of Youngstown makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Youngstown State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001
Phone: 877-468-6978

Youngstown State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 97 majors graduated from Youngstown State University. Of these students, 1,880 received undergraduate degrees and 481 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 117 $27,900
Nursing 115 $54,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 110 $30,100
General Biology 93 $23,800
Social Work 81 $30,100
General Psychology 77 $23,700
Accounting 59 $38,600
Mechanical Engineering 58 $60,600
Special Education 58 $30,100
Health & Physical Education 53 $30,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Youngstown State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Youngstown State University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 4,475 students took at least one online class at Youngstown State University. This is an increase from the 4,396 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 4,475 803
2017-2018 4,396 728
2016-2017 4,154 715
2015-2016 3,070 719
2013-2014 2,540 584

Learn more about online learning at Youngstown State University.

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Notes and 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.


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