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

Mar 14, 2017

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wright State University’s Master of Nursing program as among the best graduate education programs in the nation in 2018.

The magazine 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.

“We are proud to be able to offer quality nursing education to our students and provide competent nursing professionals to the Dayton community,” said Deborah L. Ulrich, interim dean of the College of Nursing and Health.

Programs in the U.S. News rankings were based on quality, student selectivity and program size, faculty resources and research activity.

Source: Newsroom

"Best RN Programs in Ohio," RegisteredNursing.org, 2017

Mar 07, 2017

The Wright State University—Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health ranked among the best RN programs in Ohio by RegisteredNursing.org—No. 17 among 84 colleges and universities and higher than Case Western, Kent State and the University of Akron. The rankings were based on the percentage of graduates who passed the National Council Licensure Examination, designed to determine if they are ready to practice as entry-level nurses.

Source: Wright State Newsroom

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leadership_0.jpgWright State has true champions of learning, giving, cooperation, and compassion at the helm.