YSU pleased with state performance report

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University President David C. Sweet said a 2006 performance report for Ohio's colleges and universities is "well worth bragging about" for YSU.

It shows that Youngstown has the lowest yearly tuition rate ($6,697) of Ohio's 11 comprehensive public universities this year and has an enrollment rate growing faster than the state average.

The university's state instructional subsidy per full-time equivalent student was $4,232 in fiscal year 2005, the lowest of the state's 13 public universities.

YSU also spent the least amount per student ($10,108) in fiscal year 2005, well below the state average of $13,123 for main campuses.

Between 2000 and 2005, 80 percent of YSU bachelor-degree graduates found in-state jobs or were attending school in state within six months of graduation, compared to the state average of 72 percent. The number doesn't include YSU grads from nearby Pennsylvania who found jobs in that state.

YSU had 62 percent of its freshman class taking remedial math or English courses in fiscal year 2005, well above the state average of 37 percent for all public colleges and universities in the state.

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