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Youngstown State University Data & Information Overview

437 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
78% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Youngstown State University Ranked?

#1,057 Best Colleges in Nation
#37 Best Colleges in OH
General Business/Commerce Highest Ranked Major
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2024 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 437 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general business/commerce.

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Overall Quality

Youngstown State University is ranked #1,057 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Youngstown State University held the #1,162 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Youngstown State University is also ranked #37 out of 96 schools in Ohio.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Youngstown State University?

78% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Youngstown State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 78%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 15% 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 470 and 590. Math scores were between 460 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 470 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 460 to 590 )
Youngstown State University received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 18 to 24 )

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Youngstown State University Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

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

75% Freshmen Retention
19% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Youngstown State University has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. 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  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 19% for first-time, full-time students at Youngstown State University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  19 out of 100

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Youngstown State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,175 Full-Time Undergraduates
17.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
54.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,401 undergraduates at Youngstown State University with 8,175 being full-time and 2,226 being part-time.

How Much Does Youngstown State University Cost?

$12,225 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
$23,456 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Youngstown State University is $12,225. 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 +
$9,175 $9,972 $13,754 $15,809 $16,529

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 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,864 a year. That adds up to $23,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Youngstown State University is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Youngstown State University Graduates Make?

$39,413 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University make about $39,413 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Youngstown State University

Ohio State
8,175 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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

87 Majors With Completions
1,993 Undergraduate Degrees
495 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 87 majors graduated from Youngstown State University. Of these students, 1,993 received undergraduate degrees and 495 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
Nursing 122 $54,758
Liberal Arts General Studies 116 $28,056
Criminal Justice & Corrections 104 $32,296
Social Work 101 $31,098
General Biology 99 $24,769
General Psychology 85 $24,352
Special Education 77 $32,711
Health & Physical Education 74 $26,755
Mechanical Engineering 67 $60,894
Marketing 58 $37,194

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

56% Take At Least One Class Online
16% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 6,273 students took at least one online class at Youngstown State University. This is a decrease from the 6,934 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 6,273 1,794
2019-2020 6,934 1,274
2018-2019 4,475 803
2017-2018 4,396 728
2016-2017 4,154 715

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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