Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University, an urban research university, emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.



Youngstown State University traces its beginnings to a commercial law course offered by the Young Men’s Christian Association in 1908. The YMCA had offered high school level and vocational courses since 1888, but wanted to meet the college-level needs of area residents in a society undergoing rapid industrialization and urbanization.


  • Center Of Excellence In Applied Chemical Biology
  • Center Of Excellence In International Business
  • Center Of Excellence For The Study Of Autism
  • Center Of Excellence In Materials Science & Engineering (Cemse)
  • Center For Innovation In Additive Manufacturing


The Career and Counseling Services office offers a variety of programs and services to all YSU students and alumni. Our staff is here to help you with your overall career planning.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (8)
Engineering & Technology (6)
Business & Management (5)
Social Sciences (5)
Education & Training (4)
Medicine & Health (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Humanities (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
  • Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)


Student services

  • Center for Student Progress features special mentoring and academic support for first-year, multicultural and adult learners and students with disabilities.
  • Writing Center and Mathematics Center offer tutorial assistance.
  • Reading and Study Skills Center provides help in reading, studying, test-taking and time management.
  • Career Services provides job search assistance.

Housing services

The Office of Housing & Residence Life at Youngstown State University would like to be your home away from home while you are on campus. We believe that living on campus greatly enhances your YSU education and provides a fuller college experience. Whether you are an out-of-town or local student, you will find a residential campus community that fosters academic success and personal growth.

ICT services

YSU’s Information Technology Services Department provides services to meet technology needs for students, faculty, and staff.

Functional areas include:

  • Office of the Chief Technology Officer
  • Computer Services
  • Media & Academic Computing
  • ITS Operations
  • Network & Data Security

Medical services

Student Health Services: Our campus health clinic, located on the north side of Kilcawley Residence Hall, can assist students in acquiring and maintaining a healthy lifestyle while pursuing academic endeavors. Health care is available for illness, injury, and routine health maintenance during fall and spring academic semesters and on a limited basis during summer and break weeks.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Located between Stambaugh Stadium and the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the northwest end of Youngstown State's scenic campus, Beeghly Center is a multi-purpose facility that includes Dom Rosselli Court in the main arena, an Olympic-sized swimming and diving facility, YSU's Athletics Hall of Fame, a weight room, an athletic training center, a film and meeting room, locker rooms, classrooms, and administrative offices.

Student clubs

  • Actuarial Science Club
  • ACM-W Student Chapter Youngstown State University
  • African Student Union
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
  • Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity (Beta Omicron)


Youngstown State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Youngstown, Ohio, United States