YSU makes mark on national "best of" lists

YSU awards


Youngstown State University’s academic programs in computer science, public health, criminal justice, healthcare administration and business, as well as the university’s recycling efforts, are included on several national “best of” lists as 2019 comes to a close.
  • Online Schools Report included YSU on its list of the nation’s 15 Best Online Public Health Degrees. The list is based on student satisfaction, admission rate, online presence, popularity, department size and median debt.
  • www.ComputerTrainingSchools.com ranks YSU No. 2 of the best computer science and IT schools in Ohio. The study, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics and College Scorecard, looked at factors like tuition, graduation rate, the number of related tech programs, and programs awarded via cyber learning, among others.
  • Intelligent.com included three YSU academic programs among its top online degrees nationwide: master’s in Criminal Justice, ranked 13th; master’s in Healthcare Administration, ranked 16th; and master’s in Business Administration, ranked 36th.
“Our research found your degree programs to be ranked among the best across the country,” said Erica Fagien, director of Communications for Intelligent.com. “This speaks to the amazing work that your faculty is doing, and demonstrates to over 100,000 of our monthly visitors that your programs provides top quality education that can help students achieve their career aspirations.”

Intelligent.com provides research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs.
  • In addition, Great Value Colleges ranked YSU’s seventh in its list of America’s 50 Top Colleges With The Best Recycling Programs. YSU was chosen for its commitment to developing an efficient campus-wide recycling program, while continuing to strive to provide students with a high-quality education that is affordable and accessible.
“As we become more and more aware of our impact on the environment, both at an individual and institutional level, we see a growing need to reduce our carbon footprint upon our earth,” Great Value Colleges said in a news release. “ he colleges and universities who are taking the initiative to establish responsible, effective recycling programs are helping lead the way to a cleaner, brighter future not only for us but for the earth itself.”
YSU is regularly ranked number one in the Buckeye State in the annual RecycleMania competition, an eight-week national contest to see which colleges and universities reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste. In 2018, the YSU diverted 850 tons of recyclable, reusable, and compostable materials from the landfill and achieved a waste diversion rate of 67 percent.