Youngstown State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,705
3.97% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,616
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.4%
9,166 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
12,110
77.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
37.1%
719 Graduates

About

Youngstown State University is a higher education institution located in Mahoning County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Youngstown State University were Registered Nursing (115 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (107 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (93 degrees).

In 2019, 2,349 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Youngstown State University. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,832 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (161 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Youngstown State University is $8,705, which is $-13,321 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Youngstown State University is $8,705, which is $-13,321 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,616.

In 2019, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,705
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Youngstown State University was $8,705. The cost of tuition at Youngstown State University is $-13,321 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$11,616
2019 Value
5.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Youngstown State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,616. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Youngstown State University grew by 5.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,400
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Youngstown State University was of $9,400 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 3.41% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Youngstown State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.41% with respect to 2018, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
11.7%
2017 Default Rate
369
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Youngstown State University was 11.7%, which represents 369 out of the 3165 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Youngstown State University received 9,166 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 13.8% annual decline. Out of those 9,166 applicants, 6,177 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.4% acceptance rate.

There were 12,110 students enrolled at Youngstown State University in 2019, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Youngstown State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,177
Accepted Out of 9,166

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Youngstown State University was 67.4% (6,177 admissions from 9,166 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 68.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -13.8%, while admissions declined by -15.5%.

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage
417
Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at Youngstown State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Youngstown State University has a total enrollment of 12,110 students. The full-time enrollment at Youngstown State University is 9,386 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,724. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at Youngstown State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Youngstown State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74% White, 8.84% Black or African American, 4.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 1.38% Asian, 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0495% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Youngstown State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by White Male (35.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.1%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Youngstown State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,110 students. The full-time enrollment at Youngstown State University is 9,386 and the part-time enrollment is 2,724. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at Youngstown State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Youngstown State University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Youngstown State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,964
  2. Black or African American
    1,070
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    534

The enrolled student population at Youngstown State University is 74% White, 8.84% Black or African American, 4.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 1.38% Asian, 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0495% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 485 students (4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 157 more women than men received degrees from Youngstown State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Youngstown State University is white (1,832 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (161 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Youngstown State University is Registered Nursing (115 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (107 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (93 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Youngstown State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees awarded), English (76 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (103 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Youngstown State University are Software developers (450,355 people), Other managers (404,552 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (342,476 people), Civil engineers (272,232 people), and Mechanical engineers (211,806 people).

The most specialized majors at Youngstown State University are Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees awarded), English (76 degrees), Engineering Technologies (103 degrees), Engineering (207 degrees), and Protective Services (130 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Youngstown State University are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Youngstown State University are Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees awarded), English (76 degrees), Engineering Technologies (103 degrees), Engineering (207 degrees), and Protective Services (130 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Youngstown State University are Computer Systems Design (496,568 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (429,998 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (382,518 people), Elementary & secondary schools (378,544 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (344,217 people).

The most specialized majors at Youngstown State University are Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees awarded), English (76 degrees), Engineering Technologies (103 degrees), Engineering (207 degrees), and Protective Services (130 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Youngstown State University.
Most Common
  1. 115 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 93 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Youngstown State University was Registered Nursing with 115 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,096
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,253
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,096 degrees were awarded to men at Youngstown State University, which is 0.875 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,253).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Youngstown State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.79 times more than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 117 degrees were awarded to women at Youngstown State University in Social Work, which is 4.88 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% of students graduating from Youngstown State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Youngstown State University is Male and Asian (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.78% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,832 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    161 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Youngstown State University is white (1,832 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (161 degrees).

3.96% of degree recipients (93 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    979 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    853 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Youngstown State University is white female (979 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (853 degrees).

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Operations

Youngstown State University has an endowment valued at nearly $269M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.83M (1.79%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Youngstown State University had a total salary expenditure of $205M. Youngstown State University employs 152 Professors, 107 Associate professors, and 81 Assistant professors. Most academics at Youngstown State University are Male Professors (103), Male Associate professors(59), and Female Professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Youngstown State University are: Management, with 163 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 150 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 131 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$269M
2019 Endowment
3.75%
growth from 2018

Youngstown State University has an endowment valued at about $269M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Youngstown State University grew 3.75% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $231M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.98M - Federal
  2. $5.06M - State
  3. $384k - Local

As of 2019, Youngstown State University received $4.98M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.06M from state grants and contracts, and $384k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$90.3M
2019 Salaries
0.465%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Youngstown State University paid a median of $90.3M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($205M) and a 0.465% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.09% growth from 2017 and a 0.648% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.3M
Instructional Salaries
400
Number of Employees

In 2019, Youngstown State University paid a total of $31.3M to 400 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
152 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
163 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Youngstown State University were Professor with 152 employees; Associate professor with 107 employees; and Associate professor with 81 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Youngstown State University were Management with 163 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 150 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 131 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Youngstown State University was Male Professor with 103 employees, Male Associate professor with 59 employees, and Female Professor with 49 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Youngstown State University.

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