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Wright State History
Originally founded as a branch campus of The Ohio State University and Miami University, Wright State became an independent institution in 1967. In the decades since, Wright State has grown into an innovative leader in the Dayton region and beyond.
Here’s a look back on the milestones and achievements that shaped Wright State University.
Students responded to the devastating 1974 Xenia tornado with a relief drive that raised more than $3,000 and 69 vanloads of food, clothing, and blankets for victims.
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43 Opened in 2006, the Joshi Research Center houses the Appenzeller Visualization Laboratory. Researchers there have virtually tested designs, tunneled under the earth, and toured the human bloodstream.
44 Built in 2008, the Wingerd Service Dog Park is believed to be the only college park built specifically for service dogs. Samantha Laux, who died in 2012, and the Laux family were the driving force behind the park’s creation.
Statistics & Numbers
Wright State University is proud to participate in College Portrait of Undergraduate Education: Voluntary System of Accountability. Visit the College Portrait website for a report that outlines many areas of undergraduate education at Wright State, including financial aid data, admitted-student population profile, and student satisfaction survey results.