YSU ranks 17th on list of nation's Most Affordable Online Colleges


Affordable Colleges Online has included Youngstown State University on its national list of the Top 50 Most Affordable Online Colleges for 2016.

YSU is ranked 17th on the list and is the only university from Ohio that made the rankings.

“For maximum student benefit, online schools must maintain a balance between cost and academics,” Affordable Colleges Online says on its website. “Though all schools may try, not all will succeed, which can have a direct effect on a student’s pocketbook. These schools have demonstrated their ability to bring academic excellence to online students with a more manageable price tag.”

The rankings are based on cost-to-quality criteria and metrics that compare qualitative components of colleges with similar costs, against the tuition of colleges with similar quality.

YSU offers the following online undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, Allied Health; Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, Public Health; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN Completion Program); Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (Completion Program).

YSU offers the following online graduate degrees: Master of Arts in Financial Economics; Master of Business Administration; Master of Health and Human Services; Master of Respiratory Care; Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Management and Program Planning; Master of Science in Engineering, Management option; Master of Science in Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education.