2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$12,290

Net Price

78%

Admitted

31%

Enrolled

47%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Youngstown State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 11,298. In 2021, there were 289 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #15 in Ohio and ranks #678 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

289

Total Enrollment

11,298

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Youngstown State University

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#15

Ohio Rank

Combining ranking factors for 61 schools that offer psychology degrees in Ohio, Youngstown State University ranks #15.

#678

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Youngstown State University ranks #678.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Youngstown State University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, School Psychology and Social Work.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology21
Educational Psychology12
General Psychology83
School Psychology9
Social Work10163
Total Graduates184105
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 6,718 students applied to the Youngstown State University. The university admitted 78% and 31% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Ohio universities is 7,886. On average, all Ohio institutions admit 73% and 21% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Youngstown State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 75%. Compared to all Ohio four or more years colleges, the percentage is 68%.

The overall graduation rate for Youngstown State University is 47%, compared to 50% for all Ohio universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 40%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare YSU to Ohio Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Youngstown State University to the average of all Ohio four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

YSU

6,718

Applicants

78%

Percent Admitted

31%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

47%

Graduation Rate

OH Colleges

7,886

Applicants

73%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

68%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

50%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 365 or 46% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 426 or 54% part-time faculty members employed at Youngstown State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 365 or 46%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

YSU

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

46%

Percent Full-Time

54%

Percent Part-Time

46%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

OH Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

46%

Percent Full-Time

54%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Youngstown State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $9,196, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,100.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $6,453 and the average cost for graduate fees is $298.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Youngstown State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Youngstown State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,775
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,416
Total Living Expenses$13,191
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$9,196
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,100
Total Undergraduate Expenses$23,487
In-State, Graduate Tuition$6,453
In-State, Graduate Fees$298
Total Graduate Expenses$6,751
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Youngstown State University is $12,290. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Youngstown State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$9,175$8,537
$30,001 – $48,000$9,972$10,139
$48,001 – $75,000$13,754$13,349
$75,001 – $110,000$15,809$15,895
$110,001 and more$16,529$16,969
US Department of Education

Compare Youngstown State University to all Ohio universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

YSU

$23,487

Cost to Attend

$7,756

Average Financial Aid

98%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,290

Net Price

OH Colleges

$33,864

Cost to Attend

$13,303

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,137

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,730 or 98%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 7,775 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $7,756.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid7,775$7,756
Pell Grants3,606$5,143
Federal Student Loans4,482$6,147
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Youngstown State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

YSU

7,775

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

3,606

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

4,482

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

OH Colleges

3,067

Grant or Scholarship Aid

51%

Grants or Scholarships

1,168

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,802

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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