Youngstown State University, an urban research university, emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service.
The roots of what is now Youngstown State University were established in 1908 to serve the needs of a largely immigrant population. In 2007, YSU was the first state university to merge engineering with mathematics and other sciences, creating the College of STEM. In 2010, YSU was proud to name its seventh president: Dr. Cynthia E. Anderson, the first female, the first alumnus and the first Youngstown-born president of Youngstown State University.
Youngstown State University consists of the School of Graduate Studies and Research and six undergraduate colleges: the Williamson College of Business Administration; the Beeghly College of Education; the College of Fine and Performing Arts; the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services; the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Degrees offered range from the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s to a doctorate in educational leadership and the Doctor of Physical Therapy.
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.