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Youngstown State University is a public institution situated in Youngstown, Ohio. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

115 Undergraduate Degrees
31 Graduate Degrees
$18,491 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
64% Acceptance Rate

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Youngstown State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Youngstown State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Youngstown State University?

Location of Youngstown State University

Contact details for Youngstown State University are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into Youngstown State University?

You can apply to Youngstown State University online at:

Admission Requirements for Youngstown State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Youngstown State University?

64% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, Youngstown State University does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

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 English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Youngstown State University  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford Youngstown State University?

$18,491 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
11.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Youngstown State University is $18,491. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Youngstown State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,715 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,938 undergraduate students at Youngstown State University, with 8,715 being full-time and 2,223 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Youngstown State University

There are also 1,172 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,715 full-time undergraduates at Youngstown State University, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Youngstown State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Youngstown State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Youngstown State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 112
Black or African American 708
Hispanic or Latino 381
White 6,542
International Students 332
Other Races/Ethnicities 640

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Youngstown State University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at Youngstown State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Kuwait.

Online Learning at Youngstown State University

728 Took All Classes Online
4,396 Took At Least One Class Online
7.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at Youngstown State University. In 2017-2018, 4,396 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Youngstown State University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 13th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Youngstown State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Youngstown State University was 7.8%. This is the #988 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Youngstown State University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Youngstown State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Youngstown State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #262
Nursing #325

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Youngstown State University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 115 0 115
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0 15 15
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 13 13
Critical Care Nursing 0 2 2
School Nursing 0 1 1
TOTAL 115 31 146


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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