Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH 44555
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Youngstown State University is one of the thirty-six public 4-year colleges in Ohio. The campus is located in an urban area, in Youngstown.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 12,521 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,215 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,706 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%). Every year 34% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Youngstown State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,847, and fees were $604. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,207 and $604 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students12,521
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 16 80
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 0 1
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1945 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
02/01/2001 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1981 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
08/01/1972 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1220
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $45
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$337/credit
In State Students$337/credit
Out of State Students$352/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$496/credit
In State Students$496/credit
Out of State Students$746/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $15,165 $15,165 $15,840
ADN 70 $23,590 $23,590 $24,640
BSN 125 $42,125 $42,125 $44,000
FNP 50 $24,800 $24,800 $37,300
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Youngstown State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,604
Other Federal Grant 11% $397
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $1,477
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 68% $4,898
Federal Student Loans 57% $5,341
Private Loans 3% $8,297


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,026
$30,001 to $48,000$9,352
$48,001 to $75,000$11,934
$75,001 to $110,000$14,404
Over $110,000$14,521

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555

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