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Wright State University Mission

We transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

We will:

  • build a solid foundation for student success at all levels through high-quality, innovative programs;
  • conduct scholarly research and creative endeavors that impact quality of life;
  • engage in meaningful community service; and
  • drive the economic revitalization of our region and our state and empower all of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to develop professionally, intellectually, and personally.

Enrollment Information

Enrollment, Fall 2015
Campus Number of Students
Dayton Campus 17,070
Lake Campus 1,172
Total Enrollment* 18,059
*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses
Enrollment by Group
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 8,747 48%
Women 9,312 52%
Full-time 13,994 78%
Part-time 4,065 22%
Undergraduates 13,710 76%
Graduate Students 3,472 19%
Doctoral/Professional Students 877 5%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 1,334 7%
International Students 1,889 11%
Countries Represented 65
Mean Age of All Students 24
Students 25 and Over 5,424 30%
Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2015
(Omits international students)
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,877 10.4%
Two or more races 603 3.3%
Asian American 504 2.8%
Hispanic American 529 2.9%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 33 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 19 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 3,565 19.7%


  • Faculty (full time): 922
  • Faculty (part time): 21
  • Faculty (adjunct): 954
  • Staff (full time): 1,556
  • Staff (part time): 350
  • Combined: 3,803

Number of Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate, Associate: 13
  • Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 96
  • Graduate, Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional: 121

Campus Locations

Wright State University’s main campus in Fairborn is located 11.6 miles and 15 minutes east of downtown Dayton.

Wright State University—Lake Campus is located on the shore of Grand Lake St. Marys, between Celina and St. Marys, Ohio.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees, Dayton Campus
(2015–16 academic year, full time: 11–18 hours)
Student type Semester Year
Ohio Undergraduates $4,365 $8,730
Nonresident Undergraduates $8,549 $17,098
Ohio Graduate Students $6,394  $12,788
Nonresident Graduate Students $10,862  $21,724
Room and Board, Dayton Campus
(typical plan)
$4,554 $9,304
Average Cost for One Year, Dayton Campus
(Two semesters for new Ohio undergraduate—includes tuition, books, room and board, activity and technology fee)
Average Cost for One Year, Lake Campus
(Two semesters for new Ohio undergraduate—includes tuition, estimated book/fees, and room and board for a double bedroom)


University Libraries

The University Libraries include the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, the Lake Campus Learning Center, the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC), and Special Collections and Archives.

Wright State University Nutter Center

The Wright State University Nutter Center is a 12,000-seat, state-of-the-art facility. Home to Wright State athletics, it is also a popular venue for national touring concerts and performances. The contemporary Berry Room holds 250 people for weddings, receptions, conferences, and seminars.

University Financial Data

University Income (Budgeted), 2015–16
State Appropriations $90 million
Other Sources $20 million
Student Fees $194 million
Other Income $7 million
Total $311 million

Research Awards, Fiscal Year 2014–15

  • Total Research and Sponsored Program Awards: $81,711,318

Foundation Endowment

  • Market value (as of 10/08/15): $92,150,379

Donations Received, 2014–15

  • Receipts: $7,093,264
  • Donors: 6,236


  • Number of Alumni: 106,592
  • Number of Degrees Awarded: 119,696
  • Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents: 65,504

Raider Country

Raider Country is the contiguous 16-county region in Ohio anchored by our two campuses.

Student and Graduate Representation of Raider Country by County
County Current Students Degrees
Allen 113 418
Auglaize 338 1,554
Butler 447 2,227
Champaign 149 796
Clark 893 4,348
Clinton 149 694
Darke 278 1,513
Greene 2,387 13,084
Logan 71 545
Mercer 462 2,957
Miami 660 4,425
Montgomery 4,658 25,830
Preble 132 686
Shelby 255 1,267
Van Wert 69 413
Warren 741 4,747
Totals 11,802 65,504

Acreage and Buildings

Dayton Campus

  • Acreage: 557
  • Academic and academic support buildings: 28
  • Student residential buildings: 30

Lake Campus

  • Acreage: 211
  • Academic and academic support buildings: 4
  • Student residential buildings: 2

Official School Colors

Hunter Green and Gold

Academic Structure

Colleges: 8

Education and Human Services; Engineering and Computer Science; Liberal Arts; Nursing and Health; Raj Soin College of Business; Science and Mathematics; University College; and Lake Campus

Schools: 3

Boonshoft School of Medicine; Graduate School; and Professional Psychology


David R. Hopkins, P.E.D.

Thomas Sudkamp, Ph.D

President of the Faculty
Carol S. Loranger, Ph.D.

Chair of Unclassified Staff Advisory Council
Misty Cox

Chair of Classified Staff Advisory Council
Dawn Banker

President of Student Government
Gavin Doll

University Leadership

  • Dan Abrahamowicz, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Mary Ellen Ashley, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Kimberly Barrett, Ph.D., Vice President for Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement
  • Steven J. Berberich, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Faculty and Staff Affairs
  • Shari Mickey-Boggs, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Rebecca Cole, Vice President for Advancement and President of the Foundation
  • Stephen Foster, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for International Affairs
  • Robert E. W. Fyffe, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Robert Hickey, Jr., J.D., Associate Vice President for Public Affairs
  • Tony Ortiz, Associate Vice President for Latino Affairs
  • Mark M. Polatajko, Ph.D., CPA, Vice President for Business and Finance
  • Hazel Rountree, J.D., M.S.Ed., University Ombudsperson
  • Sheila Shellabarger, University Librarian (Interim)
  • Thomas A. Sudkamp, Ph.D., Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Robert J. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Planning and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
  • Craig Woolley, M.Ed., Chief Information Officer

Board of Trustees

  • Michael Bridges, President/CEO, Peerless Technologies Corp. (Chair)
  • Eloise P. Broner, President/CEO, Good Samaritan Hospital (Secretary)
  • Douglas A. Fecher, President/CEO, Wright-Patt Credit Union (Vice Chair)
  • Anuj Goyal, M.D.
  • Nina Joshi, Ph.D., President/CEO, UES, Inc.
  • Larry R. Klaben, President/CEO, Morris Furniture Company, Inc. (Immediate Past Chair)
  • William W. Montgomery, President/CEO/Chairman, Celina Insurance Group
  • Lt. General C.D. Moore II, Retired.
  • Grace Ramos, Retired
  • Hailey A. Billing, Student Trustee
  • Ryan Pignatiello, Student Trustee


  • Jay Albayyari, Ph.D., Lake Campus
  • Margaret Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Kathrin Engisch, Ph.D., Science and Mathematics (Interim Dean)
  • Robert Fyffe, Ph.D., Graduate School
  • Charlotte M. Harris, Ed.D., Education and Human Services
  • Nathan Klingbeil, Ph.D., Engineering and Computer Science
  • Joanne Li, Ph.D., Raj Soin College of Business
  • Rosalie O’Dell Mainous, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., N.N.P.-B.C., Nursing and Health
  • Kristin D. Sobolik, Ph.D., Liberal Arts
  • LaPearl Logan Winfrey, Ph.D., Professional Psychology

Historical Background

  • First Classes Held in Allyn Hall: 1964
  • Achieved Full University Status: 1967
  • First Graduating Class: 1968

Revised: October 2015

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