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Wright State University is a national public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students. Offering 295 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education.

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Wright State University was named to honor aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who invented the world's first successfuWright 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 1993, Wright State first utilized The Ohio Percent for Arts Program, which has brough numerous artistic pieces both in- and
The Wright State campus features artistic pieces both in- and outdoors. As we renovate structures and construct new campus buildings, more and more public art pieces will continue to beautify campus.

 

The Wright State tunnel system is believed to be one of the most extensive collegiate pedestrian tunnel systems in the United StThe Wright State tunnel system is believed to be one of the most extensive collegiate pedestrian tunnel systems in the United States. Nearly two miles of tunnels (10,436 feet) snake their way beneath Wright State's Dayton campus linking 20 of 22 buildings in the academic section of campus.

 

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College of Nursing and Health Ranked by U.S. News & World Report, 2019

Mar 20, 2019

U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Nursing and Health 176th out of 258 schools responding to the survey. The magazine said the college awarded 61 master’s degrees in 2018. The magazine based its nursing rankings on quality assessment by peers; student selectivity and program size; research activity; and faculty resources, including student/faculty ratio, faculty credentials, and percentage of faculty with important academic achievements in nursing.

Electrical Engineering Program Ranked by U.S. New & World Report, 2019

Mar 20, 2019

The College of Engineering and Computer Science's electrical engineering program was ranked 122nd out of 192 by U.S. News & World Report, tied with the University of Colorado. The magazine based its engineering school rankings on quality assessments by peers and recruiters, student selectivity, faculty resources, and research activity. It said the College of Engineering and Computer Science granted 19 doctoral degrees in 2018 and... Read more

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