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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 2013
Campus Number of Students
Dayton Campus 16,656
Lake Campus 1,133
Total Enrollment* 17,595
*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses
Enrollment by Group
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 8,431 48%
Women 9,164 52%
Full-time 13,522 77%
Part-time 4,073 23%
Undergraduates 15,657 80%
Graduate Students (Master’s Degrees) 2,735 16%
Doctoral/Professional Students 841 5%
Out-of-State Students 2,948 17%
International Students 1,489 9%
Countries Represented 66
Mean Age of All Students 24.6
Students 25 and Over 5,484 31%
Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2013
(Omits international students)
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,869 10.6%
Two or more races 572 3.3%
Asian American 463 2.6%
Hispanic American 434 2.5%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 33 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 18 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 2,817 16.0%


  • Faculty (full time): 900
  • Staff (full time): 1,476
  • Combined: 2,376

Number of Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate, Associate: 13
  • Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 91
  • Graduate, Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional: 88

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
(2013–14 academic year, full time: 11–18 hours)
Student type Semester Year
Ohio Undergraduates $4,271 $8,542
Nonresident Undergraduates $8,273 $16,546
Ohio Graduate Students $6,257
Nonresident Graduate Students $10,629
Room and Board, Dayton Campus
(typical plan)
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), 2013–14
State Appropriations $102 million
Other Government $67 million
Student Fees $177 million
Other Income $57 million
Total $403 million

Research Awards, Fiscal Year 2013

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

Foundation Endowment

  • Market value (as of 6/30/13): $84,195,844

Donations Received, 2012–13

  • Receipts: $6,204,617
  • Donors: 5,671


  • Number of Alumni: 100,232
  • Number of Degrees Awarded: 111,933
  • Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents: 63,078

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 102 401
Auglaize 353 1,487
Butler 378 2,120
Champaign 150 771
Clark 860 4,306
Clinton 121 651
Darke 255 1,475
Greene 2,390 12,503
Logan 59 544
Mercer 570 2,778
Miami 691 4,179
Montgomery 4,769 25,143
Preble 125 678
Shelby 221 1,234
Van Wert 91 389
Warren 680 4,419
Totals 11,875 63,078

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
Dan E. Krane, Ph.D.

Chair of Unclassified Staff Advisory Council
Audwin Jones

Chair of Classified Staff Advisory Council
Elizabeth Styers

President of Student Government
Sukhmanjit Singh

University Leadership

  • Dan Abrahamowicz, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Kimberly Barrett, Ph.D., Vice President for Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement
  • Steven J. Berberich, Associate Provost for Faculty and Staff Affairs
  • 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
  • Mary Ellen Ashley, M.B.A., M.A., Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Tony Ortiz, Associate Vice President for Latino Affairs
  • Mark M. Polatajko, Ph.D., CPA, Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs
  • 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)
  • John C. Kunesh, M.D., Managing Partner, Kunesh Eye Center, Inc. (Secretary)
  • Eloise P. Broner, President/CEO, Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Anuj Goyal, M.D.
  • Nina Joshi, Ph.D., President/CEO, UES, Inc.
  • Grace Ramos, Retired
  • Vishal Soin, President, Soin International
  • Tiffany N. Fridley, Student Trustee
  • Ryan A. Rushing, Student Trustee


  • Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.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
  • Bonnie K. Mathies, 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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