Wright State University, located 12 miles northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio, serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. The university also operates a branch campus, Wright State University–Lake Campus, on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio.

Wright 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 fact, the Wright brothers conducted most of their early test flights at Huffman Prairie, just a short drive from our Dayton campus.

Campus Locations | Official School Colors and Mascot | Fight Song and Alma Mater | Degree Programs | Enrollment Information | Alumni | Employees | Facilities | University Financial Data

Campus LocationsCampus Locations

Wright State University’s main campus in Fairborn is located 11.6 miles and 15 minutes east of downtown Dayton.

Wright State University—Lake Campus is located on the shore of Grand Lake St. Marys, between Celina and St. Marys, Ohio.






Raider Country

Raider Country MapRaider Country is the contiguous 16-county region in Ohio anchored by our two campuses. These include:

  • Allen
  • Auglaize
  • Butler
  • Champaign
  • Clark
  • Clinton
  • Darke
  • Greene
  • Logan
  • Mercer
  • Miami
  • Montgomery
  • Preble
  • Shelby
  • Van Wert
  • Warren

Official School Colors

Wright State Official Color - Hunter GreenHunter Green
Wright State Official Color - GoldGold

Official Mascot

Wright State Mascot - Rowdy Raider

Fight Song and Alma Mater

Degree Programs

Number of Degree Programs: Undergraduate, Associate: 13; Undergraduate, Bachelor's: 96; Graduate, Master's, Doctoral, and Professional: 121

Enrollment Information

Enrollment, Fall 2015: Main Campus: 17,070; Lake Campus: 1,172; Total Enrollment: 18,059
*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses

Enrollment by Group
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 8,747 48%
Women 9,312 52%
Full-time 13,994 78%
Part-time 4,065 22%
Undergraduates 13,710 76%
Graduate Students 3,472 19%
Doctoral/Professional Students 877 5%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 1,334 7%
International Students 1,889 11%
Countries Represented 65  
Mean Age of All Students 24  
Students 25 and Over 5,424 30%
Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2015
(Omits international students)
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,877 10.4%
Two or more races 603 3.3%
Asian American 504 2.8%
Hispanic American 529 2.9%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 33 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 19 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 3,565 19.7%


106,592 Alumni; 119,696 Degrees Awarded; 65,504 Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents


3,803 Employees: 922 Full Time Faculty, 954 Adjunct Faculty, 21 Part Time Faculty; 1,556 Full Time Staff, 350 Part Time Staff


University Libraries

Wright State University's Paul Laurence Dunbar LibraryThe University Libraries include the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, the Lake Campus Learning Center, the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC), and Special Collections and Archives.






Wright State University Nutter Center

Wright State University Nutter Center

Wright State University's Nutter Center is southwest Ohio's premier sports and entertainment complex. The facility is home to Wright State's NCAA Division I athletics and a popular venue for national touring concerts and performances. With a seating capacity of 11,200, the Nutter Center has been recognized nationally as one of the top venues of its size.

University Financial Data

University Income (Budgeted), 2015–16

University Income (Budgeted), 2015–16: State Appropriations $90 million; Other Sources $20 million; Student Fees $194 million; Other Income $7 million; Total $311 million

Research Awards, Fiscal Year 2014–15

Total Research and Sponsored Program Awards: $81,711,318

Foundation Endowment

Market value (as of 10/08/15): $92,150,379

Donations Received, 2014–15

Donations Received, 2014-15: 7,093,264 Receipts; 6,236 Donors

To see more facts and information about Wright State University, download the Fact Sheet (.pdf).

Revised: November 2015