Fact Sheet

Download: University Fact Sheet April 2017

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 2016
Campus Number of Students
Dayton Campus 16,655
Lake Campus 1,336
Total Enrollment* 17,775
*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses
Enrollment by Group
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 8,479 47.7%
Women 9,296 52.3%
Full-time 13,634 76.7%
Part-time 4,141 23.2%
Undergraduates 13,607 76%
Graduate Students 3,295 19%
Doctoral/Professional Students 873 5%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 1,931 10.9%
International Students 1,475 8.3%
Countries Represented 63
Mean Age of All Students 24
Students 25 and Over 5,123 28.8%
Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2016
(Omits international students)
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,766 9.9%
Two or more races 587 3.3%
Asian American 548 3.1%
Hispanic American 553 3.1%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 24 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 12 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 3,490 19.6%


  • Faculty (full time): 910
  • Faculty (part time): 24
  • Faculty (adjunct): 921
  • Staff (full time): 1,528
  • Staff (part time): 369
  • Combined: 3,752

Number of Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate, Associate: 13
  • Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 91
  • Undergraduate, Certificates: 23
  • Undergraduate, Licensures: 6
  • Graduate, Master’s: 68
  • Graduate, Doctoral: 9
  • Graduate, Professional: 2
  • Graduate, Certificates: 39
  • Graduate, Licensures: 11
  • Graduate, Endorsements: 10

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
(2016–17 academic year, full time: 11–18 hours)
Student type Semester Year
Ohio Undergraduates $4,365 $8,730
Nonresident Undergraduates $8,675 $17,350
Ohio Graduate Students $6,738  $13,476
Nonresident Graduate Students $11,446  $22,892
Room and Board, Dayton Campus
(typical plan)
$4,718 $9,436
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 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

Wright State University’s Nutter Center is southwest Ohio’s premier sports and entertainment complex. The facility is home to Wright State’s NCAA Division I athletics and a popular venue for national touring concerts and performances. With a seating capacity of 11,200, the Nutter Center has consistently been recognized nationally as one of the top venues of its size.

University Financial Data

University Income (Budgeted), 2016–17
Government Sources $90 million
Other Sources $26 million
Student Fees $197 million
Other Income $21 million
Total $334 million

Research Awards, Fiscal Year 2015–16

  • Total Research and Sponsored Program Awards: $94,046,819.

Foundation Endowment

  • Market value (as of 6/30/16): $84,808,864

Donations Received, 2015–16

  • Receipts: $17,633,487
  • Donors: 6,198


  • Number of Alumni: 109,852
  • Number of Degrees Awarded: 123,620
  • Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents: 69,511

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 102 437
Auglaize 430 1,626
Butler 497 2,329
Champaign 148 845
Clark 948 4,558
Clinton 142 717
Darke 303 1,576
Greene 2,576 14,275
Logan 82 557
Mercer 561 3,111
Miami 672 4,609
Montgomery 4,877 27,387
Preble 161 715
Shelby 280 1,331
Van Wert 81 427
Warren 806 5,011
Totals 12,666 69,511

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: 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


Interim President
Curtis L. McCray, Ph.D.

Thomas Sudkamp, Ph.D.

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

Chair of Unclassified Staff Advisory Council
Jerry Hensley

Chair of Classified Staff Advisory Council
Tom Fortener

President of Student Government
Lukas Wenrick

University Leadership

  • Mary Ellen Ashley, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Steven J. Berberich, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Faculty and Staff Affairs
  • Matthew Boaz, Chief Diversity Officer
  • Larry Y. Chan, Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
  • Shari Mickey-Boggs, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Rebecca Cole, Vice President for Advancement and President of the Foundation
  • Gary Dickstein, J.D., Vice President of Student Affairs (interim)
  • 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
  • Henry S. Limouze, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for International Affairs (interim)
  • Gregory Sample, Chief Real Estate and Facilities Officer, President of Double Bowler Properties
  • Sheila Shellabarger, University Librarian
  • Thomas A. Sudkamp, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Robert J. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Planning and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
  • Jeff Ulliman, C.P.A., Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Craig Woolley, M.Ed., Chief Information Officer

Board of Trustees

  • Michael Bridges, President/CEO, Peerless Technologies Corp. (Chair)
  • Douglas A. Fecher, President/CEO, Wright-Patt Credit Union (Vice Chair)
  • Eloise P. Broner, President/CEO, Good Samaritan Hospital (Secretary)
  • Sean Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, LexisNexis
  • Anuj Goyal, M.D.
  • William W. Montgomery, President/CEO/Chairman, Celina Insurance Group
  • Lt. General C.D. Moore II, Retired
  • Grace Ramos, Retired
  • Ryan Pignatiello, Student Trustee
  • Jordan Large, Student Trustee


  • Jay Albayyari, Ph.D., Lake Campus
  • Margaret M. Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Robert Fyffe, Ph.D., Graduate School
  • Joseph E. Keferl, Rd.D., Education and Human Services
  • Nathan Klingbeil, Ph.D., Engineering and Computer Science
  • Douglas W. Leaman, Ph.D., Science and Mathematics
  • Thomas L. Traynor, Ph.D., Raj Soin College of Business (interim)
  • Linda Caron, Ph.D., Liberal Arts
  • 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: April 2017

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