Wright State University Mission
We transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve.
- 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.
|Campus||Number of Students|
*Some students attend both campuses
|Group||Number of Students||Percent of Student Body|
|Out-of-State Domestic Students||328||2.4%|
|Mean Age of All Students||23.8|
|Students 25 and Over||3,831||27.9%|
|Group||Number of Students||Percent of Student Body|
|Two or more races||569||4.1%|
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||23||0.2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||11||0.1%|
|Total Minority Student Enrollment||2,919||21.2%|
- Faculty (full time): 729
- Faculty (part time): 17
- Adjuncts: 433
- Staff (full time): 1,117
- Staff (part time): 319
- Graduate Assistants: 319
- Combined: 2,671
Updated November 1, 2019. Source: Institutional Researching and Effectiveness
Number of Degree Programs
- Undergraduate, Associate: 13
- Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 100
- Undergraduate, Certificates: 25
- Undergraduate, Licensures: 6
- Undergraduate, Total: 144
- Graduate, Master’s: 67
- Graduate, Doctoral: 9
- Graduate, Professional: 3
- Graduate, Certificates: 49
- Graduate, Licensures: 12
- Graduate, Endorsements: 8
- Graduate, Total: 148
Updated October 2019. Source: Office of the Registrar
Wright State University’s main campus in Fairborn is located about 8 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
The University Libraries include the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, the Lake Campus Library and Technology Center, the Student Technology Assistance Center, and Special Collections and Archives.
Wright State University Nutter Center
Wright State University’s Nutter Center is Dayton’s premier sports and entertainment venue. The 11,200 seat arena is the official home of the NCAA Division I Wright State University men’s and women’s basketball programs and the women’s volleyball program. It’s a stopping point for national touring concerts and performances including musicians from every genre, comedians, and world renowned family shows.
The Nutter Center has also become home for high profile sporting events including regional and state high school volleyball, basketball, and wrestling tournaments. The Nutter Center hosts Wright State University’s Fall and Spring Commencements, as well as several area high school graduation ceremonies.
In addition to the main arena, the Nutter Center houses four basketball courts, a recreational running track, weight room, 60,000 square feet of exhibit space, banquet rooms, several classrooms, and dressing rooms.
Visit the website for a list of upcoming events.
Externally Sponsored Awards, Fiscal Year 2019
- Total Grant and Contract Awards Processed through Research and Sponsored Programs: $92,817,133
- Market value (as of 6/30/19): $93,011,676.
Donations Received, Fiscal Year 2019
- Receipts: $6,346,157
- Donors: 4,047
Source: University Advancement
- Number of Graduates: 111,561
- Number of Degrees Awarded: 127,491
- Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents: 100,205
*Updated September 10, 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Raider Country is the contiguous 16-county region in Ohio anchored by our two campuses.
Acreage and Buildings
- Acreage: 557
- Academic and academic support buildings: 32
- Student residential buildings: 30
- Acreage: 211
- Academic and academic support buildings: 4
- Student residential buildings: 3
Official School Colors
Green and Gold
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
Boonshoft School of Medicine; Graduate School; and Professional Psychology
Cheryl B. Schrader, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Susan Edwards, Ph.D.
President of the Faculty
Laura Luehrmann, Ph.D.
Chair of Unclassified Staff Advisory Council
Jennifer Attenweiler, M.Ed.
Chair of Classified Staff Advisory Council
Connie Bajek, M.A.
Chair of Lake Campus Staff Advisory Council
President of Student Government
- Walt Branson, M.S., Vice President for Finance and Operations
- Paul Carney, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Student Success
- Larry Y. Chan, J.D., Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
- Ellen Reinsch Friese, M.H., Vice Provost for Research (interim)
- Robert Hickey, Jr., J.D., Associate Vice President for Public Affairs
- Cheryl Meyer, J.D., Ph.D., Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
- Lindsay Miller, J.D., Chief Diversity Officer (interim)
- Sue Polanka, M.L.S., University Librarian
- Scott Rash, President and CEO of the Wright State Foundation
- Gregory Sample, M.P.A., Chief Operating Officer, President of Double Bowler Properties
- Craig Woolley, M.Ed., Chief Information Officer
Board of Trustees
- Sean Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, LexisNexis (Chair)
- Stephanie E. Green, Senior Vice President/Director, Fifth Third Private Banking (Vice Chair)
- Grace Ramos, Retired (Secretary)
- Michael Bridges, President/CEO, Peerless Technologies Corp.
- Douglas A. Fecher, President/CEO, Wright-Patt Credit Union
- Marty Grunder, President/CEO, Grunder Landscaping Company
- Bruce Langos, Executive Director, Criminal Intelligence Center
- William W. Montgomery, President/CEO/Chairman, Celina Insurance Group
- Andrew Platt, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Dayton
- Olivia Sneary, Student Trustee
- Shaun Wenrick, Student Trustee
- Linda Caron, Ph.D., Liberal Arts
- Margaret M. Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., Boonshoft School of Medicine
- Joseph E. Keferl, Rh.D., Education and Human Services
- Dan Krane, Ph.D., Lake Campus (interim)
- Douglas W. Leaman, Ph.D., Science and Mathematics
- Barry Milligan, Ph.D., Graduate School (interim)
- Brian D. Rigling, Ph.D., Engineering and Computer Science
- Thomas L. Traynor, Ph.D., Raj Soin College of Business
- Deborah Ulrich, Ph.D., R.N., Nursing and Health (interim)
- LaPearl Logan Winfrey, Ph.D., Professional Psychology
- First Classes Held in Allyn Hall: 1964
- Achieved Full University Status: 1967
- First Graduating Class: 1968
Revised: December 2019