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 Locations

Wright State University’s Dayton 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.

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

Raider 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

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

Official Colors, Mascot, Fight Song and Alma Mater

Degree Programs

Number of Degree Programs: 133 Undergraduate Programs - 13 Associate; 91 Bachelor's; 23 Certificates; 6 Licensures; 139 Graduate Programs - 68 Master's; 9 Doctoral; 2 Professional; 39 Certificates; 11 Licensures; 10 Endorsements

Enrollment Information

Enrollment, Fall 2016: Dayton Campus: 16,655; Lake Campus: 1,336; Total Enrollment: 17,775
*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses

Enrollment by Group

Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 8,479 47.7%
Women 9,296 52.3%
Full-time 13,634 76.7%
Part-time 4,141 18.5%
Undergraduates 13,607 76%
Graduate Students 3,295 19%
Doctoral/Professional Students 873 5%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 1,931 10.9%
International Students 1,475 8.3%
Countries Represented 63  
Mean Age of All Students 24  
Students 25 and Over 5,123 28%

 

Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2016

(Omits international students)

Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,766 9.9%
Two or more races 587 3.3%
Asian American 548 3.1%
Hispanic American 553 3.1%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 24 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 12 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 3,490 19.6%

 

Alumni

109,852 Alumni; 123,620 Degrees Awarded; 69,511 Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents

Employees

3,752 Employees: 910 Full Time Faculty, 921 Adjunct Faculty, 24 Part Time Faculty; 1,528 Full Time Staff, 369 Part Time Staff

Facilities

University Financial Data

University Income (Budgeted), 2016–17

University Income (Budgeted), 2016–17: State Appropriations $90 million; Other Sources $26 million; Student Fees $197 million; Other Income $21 million

Research Awards, Fiscal Year 2015–16

Total Research and Sponsored Program Awards: $94,046,819

Foundation Endowment

Market value (as of 10/08/15): $84,808,864

 

Donations Received, 2015–16

Donations Received, 2015-16: $17,633,487 Receipts; 6,198 Donors

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

Revised: December 2016