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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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Facts

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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Rankings

2016 “Best RN to BSN Programs,” Top RN to BSN
Jul 22, 2016

Top RN to BSN, a leading nursing school program resource, ranked Wright State’s online RN to BSN program 39th in the nation.

Source: Top RN to BSN

2017 “Best in Nursing,” U.S. News & World Report
Jul 22, 2016

Wright State’s College of Nursing and Health tied for No. 168 in the ranking for the 2017 Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News and World Report.

Source: U.S. News and World Report

2017 “Best Medical Schools,” U.S. News & World Report
Jul 22, 2016

The Boonshoft School of Medicine tied for No. 82 in the ranking for the 2017 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care, by U.S. News and World Report.

Source: U.S. News and World Report

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Leadership & Governance

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