YSU programs top national ranking lists


Youngstown State University and several of its academic programs are included on numerous recent national ranking lists, including:

Intelligent.com recognizes YSU for seven Top Online Programs for 2021, based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment:

NursingProcess.org ranks YSU’s RN-to-BSN program #1 in the state and places the program on its national list of "Best RN to BSN program in Every State for 2021." Rankings are based on academic quality, affordability, reputation and staff ratings. NursingProcess is an independent group of education and healthcare professionals that provides information on nursing programs nationwide.

PLEXUSS Global Rankings rates YSU #2 Best in Ohio Forensic Science Programs, #3 Best in Ohio Human Resource Management Programs and #3 Best in Ohio Hospitality Management Programs. Rankings based on student demand and preferences. PLEXUSS INC. is an education technology company. 
Abound, a college guidance system for degree-seeking adults, includes YSU in its list of 2021 Top Adult Degree Programs. The list is based on flexible classes and services, affordable courses, a range of quality programs, and degrees that help students advance in their field. 

Universities.comUniversities.com ranks YSU’s Fashion Merchandising program #2 in Ohio. Universities.com says millions of people uses its website to make decisions about their education.

Study.com places YSU #19 on its list Best Bachelor's Degrees in Forensic Science! The list is based on academic and career resources, the quality of education and faculty. 

BestValuesBest Value Schools ranks the following YSU programs: Master’s in Environmental Science #2; Master’s in History #4; Online Master’s in Financial Economics #6; Creative Writing #15.  Rankings based on cost of attendance, graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratio.

Cyber Degrees EDU ranks YSU #28 for the Most Affordable College to earn a Cyber Security Degree. Ratings based on retention and graduation rates, affordability and quality and variety of online course curriculum. The organization creates resources for students who have an interest in pursuing higher education and employment in the cyber security field.