Quick Facts

Wright State University, located 8 miles northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio, serves more than 10,000 students and offers 315 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional academic programs through six colleges and a medical school. 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 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 minutes from our Dayton campus.

In addition to the Dayton campus (Wright State University), the school also operates a branch campus in Celina, Ohio (Wright State University–Lake Campus).

Raider Country is the contiguous 16-county region in Ohio anchored by Wright State’s two campuses.

Student Profile


Total Enrollment (all campuses)


Campus Enrollment
Dayton Campus 9,503
Lake Campus 1,089
Both Campuses 206
Student Type
Undergraduates 8,036 74.4%
Graduates 2,132 19.7%
Doctoral/Professional Students 630 5.9%
Full-time Students 8,193 75.9%
Part-time Students 2,605 24.1%
Men 4,827 44.7%
Women 5,971 55.3%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 291 3.0%
Mean Age of All Students 23  
Students Age 25 or Over 2,876 26.6%



International Students from 59 countries



Total Minority Student Enrollment  (24.2%)

(does not include international students)

Pie Chart - Total Minority Student Enrollment

Minority Student Enrollment
African American 1,035 10.6%
Native American or Alaskan Native 13 0.1%
Asian American 386 4.0%
Hispanic or Latino American 424 4.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5 0.1%
Two or more races 502 5.1%

Students from Raider Country

Raider Country is the contiguous 16-county region in Ohio anchored by Wright State’s two campuses.

Raider Country Enrollment
Allen 93 Logan 35
Auglaize 353 Mercer 505
Butler 344 Miami 422
Champaign 91 Montgomery 2,711
Clark 528 Preble 193
Clinton 90 Shelby 193
Darke 195 Van Wert 86
Greene 1,473 Warren 516

Average Annual Cost (all campuses)

*for Ohio residents; includes tuition and estimated cost of books and supplies


Student-to-Faculty Ratio (all campuses)

Source: Higher Learning Commission, Wright State University 2022–23 Institutional Update

Alumni Profile


Number of Graduates


Degrees Awarded


Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents

Employee Profile


Total Employees

Full time 531
Part time 11
Adjunct 337
Graduate Assistant 183

Full time 868
Part time 40

Source: Higher Learning Commission, Wright State University 2022–23 Institutional Updates

University Profile




Green and Gold


Ad docendum, Investigandum, Serviendum
Teaching, Research, Service


NCAA Division I, Horizon League

Dayton Campus Mascot

Rowdy Raider, gray wolf

Lake Campus Mascot

The Laker, based on local legend of the Hoedag creature living in Grand Lake St. Marys


Undergraduate Programs

Pie Chart - Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor's 106
Certificates 36
Licensures 9
Endorsements 2
Associate 15

Graduate Programs

Pie Chart - Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs
Master's 69
Doctoral 8
Professional 3
Certificate 60
Licensures 10
Endorsements 7

Source: Higher Learning Commission, Wright State University 2022–23 Institutional Update

University Financial Data

Externally Sponsored Awards, Fiscal Year 2022


Total grant and contract awards processed through Research and Sponsored Programs

Foundation Endowment


Market Value (as of 6/30/22)

Donations Received, Fiscal Year 2022





Graduates and Jobs

Wright State University's Career Services 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 Services 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 2015–16 academic year