Fact Sheet

Wright State University Mission

Download: University Fact Sheet October 2017

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 2017
Campus Number of Students
Dayton Campus 15,928
Lake Campus 1,426
Total Enrollment* 17,108
*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses
Enrollment by Group
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 8,036 47%
Women 9,072 53%
Full-time 12,987 75.9%
Part-time 4,121 24.1%
Undergraduates 13,261 77.5%
Graduate Students 2,965 17.3%
Doctoral/Professional Students 882 5.2%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 1,453 8.5%
International Students 1,110 6.5%
Countries Represented 74
Mean Age of All Students 24.1
Students 25 and Over 4,990 29.2%
Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2017
(Omits international students)
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,655 9.7%
Two or more races 618 3.6%
Asian American 509 3%
Hispanic American 560 3.3%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 28 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 13 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 3,383 19.8%


  • Faculty (full time): 824
  • Faculty (part time): 16
  • Adjunct: 934
  • Staff (full time): 1,311
  • Staff (part time): 403
  • Combined: 3,488

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

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
(2017–18 academic year, full time: 11–18 hours)
Student type Semester Year
Ohio Undergraduates $4,365 $8,730
Nonresident Undergraduates $8,804 $17,608
Ohio Graduate Students $6,940  $13,880
Nonresident Graduate Students $11,789  $23,578
Room and Board, Dayton Campus
(typical plan)
$4,825 $9,650
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 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.

University Financial Data

University Income (Budgeted), 2017–18
Government Sources $91.9 million
Other Sources $21.4 million
Student Fees $178.5 million
Other Income N/A
Total $291.8 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, 2016–17

  • Receipts: $7,693,632
  • Donors: 4,733


  • 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 118 437
Auglaize 448 1,626
Butler 478 2,329
Champaign 152 845
Clark 882 4,558
Clinton 161 717
Darke 305 1,576
Greene 2,495 14,275
Logan 84 557
Mercer 555 3,111
Miami 730 4,609
Montgomery 4,615 27,387
Preble 159 715
Shelby 290 1,331
Van Wert 82 427
Warren 807 5,011
Totals 12,361 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: 3

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


Cheryl B. Schrader, Ph.D.

Thomas A. Sudkamp, Ph.D.

President of the Faculty
Travis Doom, Ph.D.

Chair of Unclassified Staff Advisory Council
Amanda Spencer

Chair of Classified Staff Advisory Council
Ryan Fullenkamp

President of Student Government
David Baugham

University Leadership

  • Mary Ellen Ashley, M.B.A., M.A., Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Seth Bauguess, M.B.A., Director of Communications
  • Matthew Boaz, M.P.A., Chief Diversity Officer
  • Walter J. Branson, M.S., Vice President and Chief Business Officer
    Finance and Operations
  • Larry Y. Chan, J.D., Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
  • Rebecca Cole, Vice President for Advancement and President of the Foundation
  • Gary Dickstein, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Affairs (interim)
  • Ellen Reinsch Friese, M.H., Vice President for University Research
  • Robert Hickey, Jr., J.D., Associate Vice President for Public Affairs
  • William A. Holmes III, M.A., Associate Vice President for International Affairs
  • Shari Mickey-Boggs, M.B.A., Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Gregory Sample, M.P.A., Chief Real Estate and Facilities Officer, President of Double Bowler Properties
  • Sheila Shellabarger, M.Ed., M.L.S., University Librarian
  • Thomas A. Sudkamp, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Craig Woolley, M.Ed., Chief Information Officer

Board of Trustees

  • Douglas A. Fecher, President/CEO, Wright-Patt Credit Union (Chair)
  • Anuj Goyal, M.D. (Vice Chair)
  • Grace Ramos, Retired (Secretary)
  • Michael Bridges, President/CEO, Peerless Technologies Corp.
  • Sean Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, LexisNexis
  • Stephanie E. Green, Senior Vice President/Director, Fifth Third Private Banking – Central Ohio Region
  • Bruce Langos, Executive Director, Criminal Intelligence Center
  • William W. Montgomery, President/CEO/Chairman, Celina Insurance Group
  • Lt. General C.D. Moore II, Retired
  • Shaun Wenrick, Student Trustee
  • Austin Rains, 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
  • Nathan Klingbeil, Ph.D., Engineering and Computer Science
  • 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: September 2017

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