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Wright State University is a public research university in Dayton, Ohio with nearly 18,000 students. Offering more than 230 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education.

 

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Wright State University was named to honor aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who invented the world's first successfuWright State University was named to honor aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who invented the world's first successful airplane in their Dayton bicycle shop.
 

 In 1993, Wright State first utilized The Ohio Percent for Arts Program, which has brough numerous artistic pieces both in- and
The Wright State campus features artistic pieces both in- and outdoors. As we renovate structures and construct new campus buildings, more and more public art pieces will continue to beautify campus.

 

The Wright State tunnel system is believed to be one of the most extensive collegiate pedestrian tunnel systems in the United StThe Wright State tunnel system is believed to be one of the most extensive collegiate pedestrian tunnel systems in the United States. Nearly two miles of tunnels (10,436 feet) snake their way beneath Wright State's Dayton campus linking 20 of 22 buildings in the academic section of campus.

 

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Wright State University Nationally Ranked for Social Media Engagement

Jul 20, 2017

In the world of social media, Wright State University is gaining recognition for our high levels of engagement. For the first time, the university was nationally ranked in the 2017 Higher Ed Social Media Engagement Report. At #251 in the nation, Wright State is ahead of such major social media influencers as Ohio State, Michigan, Harvard, Duke, Yale, Stanford, Oregon, Florida, Florida State, Boise State, Maryland, Princeton, and Ohio University.

The Higher Ed Social Media Engagement Report by Up&Up and Rival IQ included all 338 Division I institutions. The report did not measure... Read more

"Best Graduate Education Programs—Master of Nursing," U.S. News & World Report, 2017

Mar 14, 2017

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health program No. 115 out of 142 programs that were ranked. There are 532 accredited nursing schools with master’s or doctoral programs in the nation. Wright State’s program was ranked higher than those at Gonzaga University, Kent State University and Ohio University.

Source: Wright State Newsroom

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Wright State has true champions of learning, giving, cooperation, and compassion at the helm.