Quick Facts

Wright State University, located 8 miles northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio, serves more than 11,000 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.

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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

11,036

Total Enrollment (all campuses)

 

Campus Enrollment
Dayton Campus 9,637
Lake Campus 1,120
Both Campuses 279
Student Type
Undergraduates 8,136 73.7%
Graduates 2,247 20.4%
Doctoral/Professional Students 653 5.9%
Full-time Students 8,490 76.9%
Part-time Students 2,546 23.1%
Demographics
Men 5,008 45.4%
Women 6,028 54.6%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 297 3.0%
Mean Age of All Students 23  
Students Age 25 or Over 2,901 26.3%

 

1,213

International Students from 57 countries (11%)

 

2,419

Total Minority Student Enrollment  (24.6%)

(does not include international students)

Pie Chart - Total Minority Student Enrollment

Minority Student Enrollment
Black or African American 1,020 10.4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 13 0.1%
Asian 365 3.7%
Hispanic/Latino 464 4.7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 7 0.1%
Two or more races 550 5.6%
7,790

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 85 Logan 44
Auglaize 348 Mercer 533
Butler 285 Miami 473
Champaign 90 Montgomery 2,841
Clark 509 Preble 62
Clinton 77 Shelby 194
Darke 183 Van Wert 85
Greene 1,472 Warren 509
$12,538*

Average Annual Cost (all campuses)

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

14:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio (all campuses)

Source: Higher Learning Commission, Wright State University 2023-24 Institutional Update

Alumni Profile

121,920

Number of Graduates

140,250

Degrees Awarded

109,186

Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents

Employee Profile

1,945

Total Employees

Faculty
Full time 498
Part time 13
Adjunct 338
Graduate Assistant 199

Staff
Full time 869
Part time 28

Source: Higher Learning Commission, Wright State University 2023–24 Institutional Updates

University Profile

Founded

1967

Colors

Green and Gold

Motto

Ad docendum, Investigandum, Serviendum
Teaching, Research, Service

Athletics

NCAA Division I, Horizon League
wsuraiders.com

Dayton Campus Mascot

Rowdy Raider, gray wolf

Lake Campus Mascot

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

177

Undergraduate Programs

Pie Chart - Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor's 99
Certificates 51
Licensures 8
Endorsements 2
Associate 17
169

Graduate Programs

Pie Chart - Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs
Master's 69
Doctoral 8
Professional 3
Certificate 72
Licensures 10
Endorsements 7

Source: Higher Learning Commission, Wright State University 2023–24 Institutional Update

University Financial Data

Externally Sponsored Awards, Fiscal Year 2023

$53,645,511

Total grant and contract awards processed through Research and Sponsored Programs

Foundation Endowment

$105,178,369

Market Value (as of 6/30/23)

Donations Received, Fiscal Year 2023

$8,633,882

Receipts

3,410

Donors

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