National Recognition

Wright State University nationally ranked and honored

Recognition of Wright State University's success is increasing every year among the national rankings reports used by families to evaluate and make their college choices.

Wright State has landed on every significant list published annually for college-bound students by national magazines.


carnegie foundation community engagement classification sealCarnegie Classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Wright State to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

Read more in Wright State Newsroom


"President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll," Corporation for National and Community Service

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For the fifth consecutive year, Wright State University was named in 2014 to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.


“Best in Education,” U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wright State University’s online Master of Education degree as No. 17 among online graduate education programs in 2016.


“Best in Business,” U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Raj Soin College of Business No. 59 for best online graduate education programs, for its Master of Information Systems and Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in 2016.


“Best in Engineering,” U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranked Wright State’s Master of Industrial and Human Factors Engineering No. 41 among best online graduate engineering programs in 2016.


“Best in Business,” The Princeton Review

The Raj Soin College of Business was named among the best business schools in the nation by The Princeton Review, winning the honor for the seventh year in a row.


“Best Medical Schools,” U.S. News & World Report

The Boonshoft School of Medicine tied for No. 72 in the ranking for the 2016 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care, by U.S. News and World Report.


best doctors 2015-16 logo“Best Doctors in America,” Best Doctors, Inc.

Twenty-five Wright State physicians and faculty of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine were named to the 2015–16 Best Doctors in America list.

Read more in the Wright State Newsroom.


“Best in Nursing,” U.S. News & World Report

In its Best Graduate Schools 2016 edition, U.S. News ranked Wright State’s College of Nursing and Health program 110th.


Top-50-Online-RN-to-BSN-Programs-2016 graphic“Best RN to BSN Programs,” Top RN to BSN

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


“Military Friendly School,” Military Advanced Education, Victory Media

Military Advanced Education and Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, both named Wright State to their Top Military Friendly Schools list for 2015. It was the sixth consecutive year Wright State received the respective recognitions.


“International Visitors Honor,” Global Ties U.S.

Wright State was named a full member of the acclaimed Global Ties U.S., formerly known as the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV), a State Department program that enables the university to host emerging leaders from around the world for cultural and intellectual exchange.


“Best Midwestern,” The Princeton Review

For the ninth year in a row, Wright State was named among one of the “Best Midwestern” colleges by The Princeton Review, which cited the school’s challenging academic experience and personal attention to students.


One of Nation’s Top Disability-Friendly Schools, College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities

According to College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities by Chris Wise Tiedemann, Wright State and four other schools go above and beyond the rest in making independent living possible, offering the most supportive environments for students with serious physical disabilities to live on campus.


"Model UN Team Honor," National Model United Nations Conference

For the 36th year in a row, Wright State University’s Model United Nations team returned from the national conference in New York City with a delegation award.

Read the press release for more information.