Wright State University Mission
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We transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve.
- 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.
|Campus||Number of Students|
*Unduplicated headcount; some students attend both campuses
|Group||Number of Students||Percent of Student Body|
|Out-of-State Domestic Students||350||2.2%|
|Mean Age of All Students||24|
|Students 25 and Over||4,496||28.9%|
|Group||Number of Students||Percent of Student Body|
|Two or more races||588||3.8%|
|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
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
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
- 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 is the contiguous 16-county region in Ohio anchored by our two campuses.
Acreage and Buildings
- Acreage: 557
- Academic and academic support buildings: 32
- Student residential buildings: 30
- Acreage: 211
- Academic and academic support buildings: 4
- Student residential buildings: 3
Official School Colors
Green and Gold
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
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
Chair of Classified Staff Advisory Council
President of Student Government
- 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
- Douglas A. Fecher, President/CEO, Wright-Patt Credit Union (Chair)
- Anuj Goyal, M.D. (Vice Chair)
- Grace Ramos, Retired (Secretary)
- Sean Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, LexisNexis
- Stephanie E. Green, Senior Vice President/Director, Fifth Third Private Banking
- Bruce Langos, Executive Director, Criminal Intelligence Center
- William W. Montgomery, President/CEO/Chairman, Celina Insurance Group
- 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
- 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
- First Classes Held in Allyn Hall: 1964
- Achieved Full University Status: 1967
- First Graduating Class: 1968
Revised: February 2019