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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 2014
Campus Number of Students
Dayton Campus 16,842
Lake Campus 1,147
Total Enrollment* 17,779
*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses
Enrollment by Group
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 8,590 48%
Women 9,189 52%
Full-time 13,753 77%
Part-time 4,026 23%
Undergraduates 13,614 77%
Graduate Students (Master’s Degrees) 3,337 19%
Doctoral/Professional Students 828 4%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 789 5%
International Students 1,800 10%
Countries Represented 69
Mean Age of All Students 25
Students 25 and Over 5,400 30%
Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2014
(Omits international students)
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,951 10.9%
Two or more races 599 3.4%
Asian American 460 2.6%
Hispanic American 471 2.6%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 40 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 19 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 3,450 19.8%


  • Faculty (full time): 896
  • Staff (full time): 1,425
  • Combined: 2,321

Number of Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate, Associate: 13
  • Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 96
  • Graduate, Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional: 119

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
(2014—15 academic year, full time: 11–18 hours)
Student type Semester Year
Ohio Undergraduates $4,365 $8,730
Nonresident Undergraduates $8,273 $16,546
Ohio Graduate Students $6,394
Nonresident Graduate Students $10,862
Room and Board, Dayton Campus
(typical plan)
$4,554 $9,108
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 and room and board for a single 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), 2014–15
State Appropriations $96 million
Other Government $60 million
Student Fees $187 million
Other Income $46 million
Total $400 million

Research Awards, Fiscal Year 2014

  • Total Research and Sponsored Program Awards: $90,784,436

Foundation Endowment

  • Market value (as of 10/31/14): $93,411,764

Donations Received, 2013–14

  • Receipts: $15,063,379
  • Donors: 6,799


  • Number of Alumni: 103,745
  • Number of Degrees Awarded: 116,108
  • Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents: 65,412

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 110 416
Auglaize 342 1,550
Butler 407 2,196
Champaign 152 801
Clark 879 4,410
Clinton 142 689
Darke 253 1,510
Greene 2,392 12,963
Logan 74 555
Mercer 477 2,900
Miami 684 4,366
Montgomery 4,645 26,042
Preble 121 704
Shelby 235 1,258
Van Wert 88 403
Warren 713 4,649
Totals 11,714 65,412

Acreage and Buildings

Dayton Campus

  • Acreage: 557
  • Academic and academic support buildings: 26
  • Student residential buildings: 30

Lake Campus

  • Acreage: 173
  • Academic and academic support buildings: 4
  • Student residential buildings: 1

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.

S. Narayanan, Ph.D.

President of the Faculty
Mateen M. Rizki, Ph.D.

Chair of Unclassified Staff Advisory Council
Jonathon Jackson

Chair of Classified Staff Advisory Council
Dawn Banker

President of Student Government
Kyle K. Powell

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 for Human Resources 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
  • Gwen M. Mattison, J.D., General Counsel
  • 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 Ombudsman
  • 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

Board of Trustees

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


  • Margaret Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • 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
  • Yi Li, Ph.D., Science and Mathematics
  • Rosalie O’Dell Mainous, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., N.N.P.-B.C., Nursing and Health
  • Jay Albayyari, Ph.D., Lake Campus
  • Kristin D. Sobolik, Ph.D., Liberal Arts
  • LaPearl Logan Winfrey, Ph.D., Professional Psychology (Interim Dean)

Historical Background

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

Revised: January 2014

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