YSU Works to Establish Campus in Steubenville

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University President Bill Johnson affirmed the university’s dedication to the educational attainment of the region at a Jefferson County Educational Service Center’s superintendents meeting Friday.

Johnson assured the county’s educational leaders of YSU’s commitment to seamlessly transition the College Credit Plus programs from Eastern Gateway Community College to YSU. 

CCP, Ohio’s dual enrollment program, provides students in grades seven through 12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits simultaneously by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities.

Johnson also announced that YSU has taken significant steps toward establishing a physical campus in Steubenville. The university has submitted the necessary paperwork to the Higher Learning Commission, the first step in the process of officially establishing a physical YSU presence in the community.

“YSU is deeply committed to the people in this region and their educational needs,” Johnson said. “Attending this meeting was crucial for us to reassure the community that we are committed to ensuring that students impacted by Eastern Gateway’s enrollment pause will have the opportunity to continue their education seamlessly.”

YSU is actively working with Eastern Gateway to facilitate pathways for affected students to enroll at YSU for the upcoming terms. With the establishment of a physical campus in Steubenville, YSU will not only be offering associate degrees but is extending the continuum of YSU’s educational offerings to the Steubenville campus. 

Everything from certificates and associate’s degrees to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees will be available both in person and online, catering to students’ needs.

“The superintendents are a crucial pipeline to expanded educational opportunities for their students,” Johnson said. “YSU is committed to working hand in hand with them, so that students across the region can access the full spectrum of educational pathways YSU has to offer.”

Eastern Gateway students who have questions about transferring to YSU should call 330 941 2000 or email enroll@ysu.edu.

Pictured at top: YSU President Bill Johnson, right, speaks during the Jefferson County Educational Service Center’s superintendents meeting Friday.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.