Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University

Founded in 1908, Youngstown State University, or YSU, is located in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. The university enrolls more than 10,000 students yearly. The campus is spread across an area of 140 acres. YSU offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The university is organized into the following schools and colleges:

  • The Beeghly College of Education
  • The Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
  • The College of Fine and Performing Arts
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)
  • The College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • The School of Graduate Studies
  • The Williamson College of Business Administration

Youngstown State University's sports teams are nicknamed the Penguins.

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Youngstown State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching428curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, gifted and talended education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, ...
Liberal Arts283American studies, African-American studies, Russian language, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, Latin language, English, ...
Business and Management271business, business management, operations management, non-profit management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine128EMT paramedic, registered nursing, adult health nursing, pediatric nursing
Engineering Technician122civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, computer engineering tech, drafting
Security and Law Enforcement112criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and police
Science111biology, astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics
Engineering96chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
Family and Social Work79family and community services, child care management, public administration, social work
Computer Science and Engineering67information technology, computer programming, computer science, web design, computer support
Therapy and Counseling64psychology, community health services, physical therapy
Medical Support and Technology62dental hygienist, medical coding, medical assistant, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech, clinical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy62health and physical education, exercise science, rehabilitation, dietitian, dietetic technician
Media45journalism, radio and television, advertising
Fine Arts31fine arts, art history and criticism, textile arts, fine arts studies
Medicine25gerontology, public health, health professions
Hospitality18hospitality management
Music17music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, jazz
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Medical Administration11health care administration, health care facilities management, environmental health, medical illustrator
Drama and Performing Arts7drama, theatre design
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Art Studies1arts management
Design0design and visual communication
Office and Administration0administrative assistant
Photography and Commercial Art0multimedia

Number of programs and degrees for Youngstown State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,478121
Postbaccalaureate certificate3112
Master's degree30858
Associate's degree22630
Doctor's degree - professional practice21
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years196

Youngstown State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Youngstown State had a total enrollment of 13,595 students (11,476 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 15%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 24%
20-21 22%
22-24 19%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Youngstown State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 44 %

Youngstown State Room and Board (2007)

Youngstown State offers campus housing for 1,297 of its 11,476 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Youngstown, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Youngstown State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,721
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,414
Room and board $ 7,090
Books and supplies $ 1,140
Other expenses $ 4,296

Financial Aid:
Youngstown State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 314500)

Youngstown State Faculty

Youngstown State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5553
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2433

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year20$110,8975$97,381
Associate professorcalendar year6$98,1827$87,859
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year26$107,96314$88,613

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year98$90,10336$85,658
Associate professoracademic year52$72,66236$65,939
Assistant professoracademic year68$60,14862$57,035
Instructoracademic year20$46,83028$45,029
All faculty totalacademic year238$74,097162$63,299

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Youngstown State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Gateway Football Conference
Basketball Horizon League
Baseball Horizon League
Track Horizon League

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports118798

Youngstown State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Marketing
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Family and Community Services
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics, General

Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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