Youngstown State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,847

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,271

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

13%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

67.5%

9,015 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

12,643

75.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

31.2%

727 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 Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (111 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (108 degrees), and General Studies (99 degrees).

In 2016, 2,385 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Youngstown State University. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,882 degrees), 9.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (200 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Youngstown State University is $7,847, which is $-12,313 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Youngstown State University is $7,847, which is $-12,313 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,271.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,847

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Youngstown State University was $7,847. The cost of tuition at Youngstown State University is $-12,313 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$11,271

2016 Value

1.22%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Youngstown State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,271. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Youngstown State University grew by 1.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,990

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Youngstown State University was of $8,990 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 3.99% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Youngstown State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.67% with respect to 2015, when 75% 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.

13%

2015 Default Rate

493

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Youngstown State University was 13%, which represents 493 out of the 3803 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 9,015 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 13.2% annual growth. Out of those 9,015 applicants, 6,081 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.5% acceptance rate.

There were 12,643 students enrolled at Youngstown State University in 2016, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Youngstown State University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,081

Accepted Out of 9,015

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Youngstown State University was 67.5% (6,081 admissions from 9,015 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 13.2%, while admissions grew by 7.36%.

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SAT Scores

18%

Submission Percentage

384

Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at Youngstown State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Youngstown State University has a total enrollment of 12,643 students. The full-time enrollment at Youngstown State University is 9,497 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,146. This means that 75.1% of students enrolled at Youngstown State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Youngstown State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.7% White, 10% Black or African American, 3.88% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0633% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Youngstown State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.5%), followed by White Male (36.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (48.3%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Black or African American Female (4.05%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Youngstown State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,643 students. The full-time enrollment at Youngstown State University is 9,497 and the part-time enrollment is 3,146. This means that 75.1% of students enrolled at Youngstown State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2016 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Youngstown State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,565

  2. Black or African American

    1,266

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    490

The enrolled student population at Youngstown State University is 75.7% White, 10% Black or African American, 3.88% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0633% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 499 students (3.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 207 more women than men received degrees from Youngstown State University. The majority of degree recipients at Youngstown State University are white (1,882 degrees awarded). There were 9.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (200 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Youngstown State University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (111 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (108 degrees) and General Studies (99 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 (121 degrees awarded), English (74 degrees), and Physical Sciences (58 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 Miscellaneous managers (225,451 people), Social workers (222,012 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (177,597 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,106 people), and Police officers (133,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Youngstown State University are Public Administration and Social Service (121 degrees awarded), English (74 degrees), Physical Sciences (58 degrees), Engineering Technologies (85 degrees), and Protective Services (142 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Youngstown State University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Youngstown State University are Public Administration and Social Service (121 degrees awarded), English (74 degrees), Physical Sciences (58 degrees), Engineering Technologies (85 degrees), and Protective Services (142 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 Elementary & secondary schools (365,315 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (353,833 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (301,473 people), Hospitals (181,958 people), and Computer Systems Design (145,889 people).

The most specialized majors at Youngstown State University are Public Administration and Social Service (121 degrees awarded), English (74 degrees), Physical Sciences (58 degrees), Engineering Technologies (85 degrees), and Protective Services (142 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. 111 degrees awarded

  2. 108 degrees awarded

  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Youngstown State University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 111 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,089

  2. 1,296

In 2016, 1,089 degrees were awarded to men at Youngstown State University, which is 0.84 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,296).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 81 degrees were awarded to men at Youngstown State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.65 times more than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 104 degrees were awarded to women at Youngstown State University in Social Work, which is 6.5 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 9% of students graduating from Youngstown State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Youngstown State University is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.48% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,882 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    200 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Youngstown State University is white (1,882 degrees awarded). There were 9.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (200 degrees).

3.65% of degree recipients (87 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,045 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    837 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Youngstown State University is white female (1,045 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (837 degrees).

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Operations

Youngstown State University has an endowment valued at nearly $226M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.57M (0.694%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Youngstown State University had a total expenditure of $201M. Of that $201M, they spent $90.3M on salaries and $201M on benefits.

Youngstown State University employs 132 Professors, 119 Associate professors, and 112 Assistant professors. Most academics at Youngstown State University are Male Professors (93), Male Associate professors(68), and Female Assistant professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Youngstown State University are: Management, with 148 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 142 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 126 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$226M

2015 Endowment

2.84%

decline from 2014

Youngstown State University has an endowment valued at about $226M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Youngstown State University declined 2.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $197M 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. $4.11M - Federal

  2. $4.68M - State

  3. $154k - Local

As of 2015, Youngstown State University received $4.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.68M from state grants and contracts, and $154k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$90.3M

Salary Expenditure

$201M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Youngstown State University had a total expenditure of $201M. Of that $201M, they spent $90.3M on salaries and $201M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Youngstown State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$90.3M

2015 Salaries

2.41%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Youngstown State University paid a median of $90.3M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($201M) and a 2.41% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0703% decline from 2013 and a 3.09% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.5M

Instructional Salaries

408

Number of Employees

In 2015, Youngstown State University paid a total of $29.5M to 408 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

132 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

148 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Youngstown State University were Professor with 132 employees; Associate professor with 119 employees; and Associate professor with 112 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Youngstown State University were Management with 148 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 142 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 126 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Youngstown State University was Male Professor with 93 employees, Male Associate professor with 68 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 67 employees.

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

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