Quick Facts

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

Degree Programs: Undergraduate, Associate: 15 ;Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 106; Undergraduate, Certificates: 23; Undergraduate, Licensures: 6; Undergraduate, Total: 150; Graduate, Master’s: 69; Graduate, Doctoral: 10; Graduate, Professional: 2; Graduate, Certificates: 44; Graduate, Licensures: 11; Graduate, Endorsements: 9; Graduate, Total: 145

Enrollment Information

Enrollment, Fall 2017: Dayton Campus: 15,928; Lake Campus: 1,426; Total Enrollment: 17,108

*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses

Enrollment by Group

Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 8,036 47%
Women 9,072 53%
Full-time 12,987 75.9%
Part-time 4,121 24.1%
Undergraduates 13,261 77.5%
Graduate Students 2,965 17.3%
Doctoral/Professional Students 882 5.2%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 1,453 8.5%
International Students 1,110 6.5%
Countries Represented 74  
Mean Age of All Students 24.1  
Students 25 and Over 4,990 29.2%

Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2017

(Omits international students)

Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,655 9.7%
Two or more races 618 3.6%
Asian American 509 3%
Hispanic American 560 3.3%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 28 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 13 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 3,383 19.8%

Alumni

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

Employees

3,488 Employees: 824 Full Time Faculty, 934 Adjunct Faculty, 16 Part Time Faculty; 1,311 Full Time Staff, 403 Part Time Staff

Facilities

University Financial Data

University Income (Budgeted), 2017–18

University Income (Budgeted), 2017–18: Government Sources $91.9 million; Other Sources $21.4 million; Student Fees $178.5 million; Total $291.8 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, 2016–17

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

Revised: September 2017