Fact Sheet

Wright State University Mission

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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 2018
Campus Number of Students
Dayton Campus 14,038
Lake Campus 1,189
Total Enrollment* 15,558
*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses
*Source: Office of Institutional Research and Analytics
Enrollment by Group, 2018

*Source: Office of Institutional Research and Analytics
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 7,208 46.3%
Women 8,349 53.7%
Full-time 11,836 76.1%
Part-time 3,722 23.9%
Undergraduates 12,070 77.6%
Graduate Students 2,598 16.7%
Doctoral/Professional Students 890 5.7%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 350 2.2%
International Students 828 5.3%
Countries Represented 65
Mean Age of All Students 24
Students 25 and Over 4,496 28.9%
Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2018
(Omits international students)
*Source: Office of Institutional Research and Analytics
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,485 9.5%
Two or more races 588 3.8%
Asian American 508 3.3%
Hispanic American 518 3.3%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 26 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 3,136 20.2%


  • Faculty (full time): 722
  • Faculty (part time): 27
  • Adjuncts: 421
  • Staff (full time): 1203
  • Staff (part time): 307
  • Graduate Assistants: 377
  • Combined: 3,057
*Updated March 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research and Analytics

Number of Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate, Associate: 15
  • Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 106
  • Undergraduate, Certificates: 23
  • Undergraduate, Licensures: 6
  • Undergraduate, Total: 150
  • Graduate, Master’s: 69
  • Graduate, Doctoral: 10
  • Graduate, Professional: 2
  • Graduate, Certificates: 44
  • Graduate, Licensures: 11
  • Graduate, Endorsements: 9
  • Graduate, Total: 145
*Updated September 2017

Campus Locations

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

Please visit RaiderConnect 2018–19 tuition and fees to learn more for the Dayton Campus and visit the Lake Campus tuition and fees page to learn more about costs.


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

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 1 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 2018

  • Total Grant and Contract Awards Processed through Research and Sponsored Programs: $93,778,464
*Source: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Foundation Endowment

  • Market value (as of 6/30/18): $92,312,291.

Donations Received, Fiscal Year 2018

  • Receipts: $8,390,503
  • Donors: 4,531
*Source: University Advancement


  • Number of Alumni: 108,488
  • Number of Degrees Awarded: 123,682
  • Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents: 97,495
*Updated September 2018. Source: Office of Institutional Research and Analytics.

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
*Updated September 2018. Source: Office of Institutional Research and Analytics
County Current Students Degrees
Allen 125 518
Auglaize 416 2,148
Butler 480 2,262
Champaign 131 1,051
Clark 791 6,864
Clinton 175 913
Darke 286 2,018
Greene 2,318 22,883
Logan 78 673
Mercer 532 3,976
Miami 628 5,264
Montgomery 4,125 41,820
Preble 148 852
Shelby 285 1,749
Van Wert 85 571
Warren 764 3,933
Totals 11,367 97,495

Acreage and Buildings

Dayton Campus

  • Acreage: 557
  • Academic and academic support buildings: 32
  • Student residential buildings: 30

Lake Campus

  • Acreage: 211
  • Academic and academic support buildings: 4
  • Student residential buildings: 3

Official School Colors

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


Cheryl B. Schrader, Ph.D.

Susan Edwards, Ph.D.

President of the Faculty
Travis Doom, Ph.D.

Chair of Unclassified Staff Advisory Council
Adam Horseman

Chair of Classified Staff Advisory Council
Connie Bajek

President of Student Government
Ivan Mallett

University Leadership

  • Paul Carney, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Student Success
  • Seth Bauguess, M.B.A., Director of Communications
  • Walter J. Branson, M.S., Vice President of Finance and Operations and Chief Business Officer
  • Larry Y. Chan, J.D., Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
  • Bill Bigham, Vice President for Advancement and President of the Foundation (interim)
  • Gary Dickstein, Ph.D., Vice Provost of Student Affairs (interim)
  • Ellen Reinsch Friese, M.H., Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs (interim)
  • Robert Hickey, Jr., J.D., Associate Vice President for Public Affairs
  • William A. Holmes III, M.A., Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs
  • Shari Mickey-Boggs, M.B.A., Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Lindsay Miller, J.D., Chief Diversity Officer (interim)
  • Gregory Sample, M.P.A., Chief Operating Officer, President of Double Bowler Properties
  • John Shipley, Associate Vice President and Controller
  • Sue Polanka, University Librarian
  • 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
  • Anuj Goyal, M.D.
  • 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


  • Jay Albayyari, Ph.D., Lake Campus
  • Linda Caron, Ph.D., Liberal Arts
  • Margaret M. Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Joseph E. Keferl, Rd.D., Education and Human Services
  • Brian D. Rigling, Ph.D., Engineering and Computer Science (interim)
  • Douglas W. Leaman, Ph.D., Science and Mathematics
  • Barry Milligan, Ph.D., Graduate School (interim)
  • Thomas L. Traynor, Ph.D., Raj Soin College of Business (interim)
  • Deborah Ulrich, Ph.D., R.N., Nursing and Health (interim)
  • 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: July 2019

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