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Wright State University is a national public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 13,000 students. Offering 292 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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Wright State’s engineering, business online programs among nation’s best, says U.S. News and World Report

Jan 14, 2020
U.S. News recognizes Wright State's Industrial and Human Factors Engineering, Master of Information Systems and Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and MBA programs.

Wright State’s nursing college named one of nation’s best by Nursing Schools Almanac

Jan 09, 2020
The College of Nursing and Health is committed to excellence in nursing education and providing competent nursing professionals to the Dayton and Lake Campus regions and throughout Ohio.

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