Quick Facts

Wright State University, located 8 miles northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio, annually serves more than 15,000 students and offers 295 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 | Graduates and Jobs | Institutional Accreditation

Campus Locations

Wright State University’s Dayton Campus in Fairborn is located 8 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 2018: Dayton Campus: 14,038; Lake Campus: 1,189; Total Enrollment: 15,558*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses

 

Enrollment by Group, 2019

Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 6,292 45.8%
Women 7,450 54.2%
Full-time 10,443 76.0%
Part-time 3,299 24.0%
Undergraduates 10,699 77.9%
Graduate Students 2,180 15.97%
Doctoral/Professional Students 863 6.3%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 328 2.4%
International Students 641 4.7%
Countries Represented 64  
Mean Age of All Students 23.8  
Students 25 and Over 3,381 27.9%

Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2019

(Omits international students)

Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,375 10.0%
Two or more races 569 4.1%
Asian American 477 3.5%
Hispanic American 464 3.4%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 23 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 2,919 21.2%

Alumni

108,488

Alumni

123,682

Degrees Awarded

97,495

Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents

Employees

3,250 Employees: 797 Full Time Faculty, 354 Adjunct Faculty, 92 Part Time Faculty, 436 Graduate Assistant; 1,254 Full Time Staff, 317 Part Time Staff

Facilities

University Financial Data

Externally Sponsored Awards, Fiscal Year 2018

$93,778,464

Total Grant and Contract Awards Process Through Research and Sponsored Programs

Foundation Endowment

$92,312,291

Market Value (as of 6/30/18)

Donations Received, Fiscal Year 2018

$8,390,503

Receipts

4,531

Donors

Graduates and Jobs

Wright State University's Career Center surveys soon-to-graduate students and recent graduates to learn about their plans after commencement. Surveys are conducted online and based on national standards. The survey for each class closes one year after the commencement date and aggregated results are posted on the Career Center’s website.

Institutional Accreditation

Wright State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). As part of maintaining accreditation, Wright State’s programs and processes are periodically reviewed to ensure institutional quality and integrity. Wright State received Reaffirmation of Accreditation in the 2015-2016 academic year

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

Revised: October 2019