Youngstown State University ranked #98th out of 167 colleges and universities in the Regional Midwest category for the 2022-23 school year, according to a new report issued by US News & World Reports, which ranks colleges and universities yearly. The school moved up 21 places from the 2021-22 ranking.

This latest edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings evaluated more than 1,450 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.

YSU also was listed as #92 in the Top Performers on Social Mobility, which measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants, out of 166 schools.

YSU ranked #31 in Top Public Schools in the Regional Midwest category out of 56. Public colleges and universities typically operate under the supervision of state governments and are funded, in part, by tax dollars and subsidies from the state. These universities often offer discounted tuition to residents of their states. 

Ron Cole, Director of University Communications said that YSU ranks "...second among regional universities in the Midwest that have tuition rates below $11,000 a year. That's a big point for us."

"We are a tremendous value, which is especially important in these difficult economic times. We also offer millions of dollars a year in scholarships, which helps reduce even further the out-of-pocket costs for our students," Cole added.


Other colleges in the region ranking include:

Kent State University was ranked #107 in Top Public Schools in the nation, #140 in Best College for Veterans and #199 in Best Value Schools in the National Universities category, out of 443 schools.

The University of Mount Union in Alliance was ranked #30 in Regional Universities Midwest, #18 in Best Value Schools and #67 Top Performers on Social Media for 2022-23.

Westminster College in New Wilmington ranked #124 in National Liberal Arts Colleges and #9 in Top Performares on Social Mobility in the same Liberal Arts category out of 210 schools.

Thiel College in Greenville ranked #20 in regional Colleges North and #28 in Top Performers on Social Mobility out of 54 colleges.

According to US News & World Reports website, the rankings are based on academic data from surveys, and third-party sources are used to calculate each ranking factor. Elements like social life and athletics are not included in the ranking.