Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Youngstown State University tuition is $7,847 per year for in-state residents. This is 24% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 55% cheaper than the average Ohio tuition of $19,795 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 28th in Ohio amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 77th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $8,207 which represents a 5% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $604 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $8,451.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,090 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Youngstown should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,100.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,806 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,806 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Ohio residents to go to Youngstown State University is $22,447 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $22,807.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Youngstown State University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Youngstown State University
Estimated Budgets
Ohio Resident Total Budget $22,447
   In-State Tuition$7,847
   Other Fees$604
   Room and Board$9,090
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,806
   Books and Supplies$1,100
Non-Resident Total Budget $22,807
   Out-of-State Tuition$8,207
   Other Fees$604
   Room and Board$9,090
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,806
   Books and Supplies$1,100


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $22,447 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Youngstown State University net price for in-state students is $10,117* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

71% of Youngstown State University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,106. 56 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,565. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Youngstown State University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Youngstown State University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$10,117*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid71%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,106
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants56%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,565

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$8,876
$30,001 to $48,000$9,998
$48,001 to $75,000$12,256
$75,001 to $110,000$14,677

Average Financial Aid Mix - $22,447 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $22,447. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 38% - $7,106

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Youngstown State University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 32% - $5,879

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 30% -  $5,656

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Youngstown State University
Penn State Beaver62.1% more expensive
Kent State University at Kent27.6% more expensive
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg64.9% more expensive
Penn State Dubois62.1% more expensive
Penn State Altoona81.1% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Youngstown State University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Youngstown State University is $89,788 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $10,963 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $43,852**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $112,235 or $54,815 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Youngstown State University.

Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,924
Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,224
Non-Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,104
Non-Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,404

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Youngstown State University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Youngstown State University
Price per credit hour for Ohio residents$337
Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours)$1,011
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$352
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,056
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,408


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 67% of Youngstown State University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,879.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Youngstown State University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $43,852, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $54,410.28. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Youngstown State University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 71% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $10,963. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Youngstown State University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Youngstown State University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$453.42
Amount Borrowed$43,852.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$10,558.28
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$54,410.28

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Youngstown State University? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Youngstown State University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $54,410.28 would be needed to afford a $453.42 monthly payment in the example $43,852.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Youngstown State University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $7,483 to $7,847. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $89,788.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Youngstown State University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$30,870$123,479
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$39,399$157,595
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $50,284$201,135
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $58,210$232,839

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Youngstown State University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 101 33% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 74 36% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 46 41% cheaper
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 43 9% costlier
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 34 47% cheaper
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 32 33% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 24 46% cheaper
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 22 39% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 22 46% cheaper
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 21 39% cheaper
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor's Degree 21 39% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 20 17% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 20 3% costlier
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 20 41% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 19 19% costlier
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 18 50% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 18 33% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 17 12% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 17 43% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 15 46% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 14 44% cheaper
Family and Community Services Bachelor's Degree 14 24% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 13 37% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 13 35% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 12 36% cheaper
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 12 37% cheaper
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 15% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 11 44% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 11 46% cheaper
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 10 41% cheaper
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 10 25% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 16% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 8 6% costlier
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 8 41% cheaper
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 8 40% cheaper
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Bachelor's Degree 8 35% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 8 46% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 7 45% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 3% costlier
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 40% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 7 14% costlier
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 37% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 6 23% costlier
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 6 43% cheaper
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 6 43% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 6 36% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 5 47% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 5 45% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 5 23% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 4 50% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 33% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 3 13% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 3 36% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 3 33% costlier
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 3 56% cheaper
Information Technology Associate's Degree 3 18% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 47% cheaper
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 3 43% cheaper
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 3 41% cheaper
Dietetic Technician Associate's Degree 3 14% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 3 26% costlier
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 3 54% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other Associate's Degree 2 6% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 39% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 2 34% cheaper
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 25% cheaper
Music History, Literature, and Theory Bachelor's Degree 2 50% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 27% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 2 45% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 32% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 1 50% cheaper
International Marketing Bachelor's Degree 1 50% cheaper
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Social Work Associate's Degree 1 25% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 38% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 44% cheaper
Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 41% cheaper
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 33% cheaper
French Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 33% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 1 41% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 49% cheaper
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 52% cheaper
Health and Wellness, General Bachelor's Degree 1 37% cheaper
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 56% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 45% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 44% cheaper
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 48% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 1 38% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 1 37% cheaper
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Bachelor's Degree 1 21% cheaper


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About Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University is a four year public college located in Youngstown, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 9,497 and part time is 3,146.  Youngstown State University has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Youngstown State University at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Youngstown State University is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Youngstown State University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=206695 IPEDS survey data.