Wright State University is changing the graduation rates for engineering students. Universities across the country are looking for ways to dramatically move the needle on graduation rates of four-year engineering degrees. To address this issue, the Wright State Model for Engineering Mathematics Education was developed at Wright State University and is proven to increase student success throughout required engineering courses, increase the number of students who graduate on time and help students achieve better grades in all courses, not just within the engineering major.
Developed in 2001 by two Wright State University engineering professors, Dr. Nathan Klingbeil and Dr. Kuldip Rattan, the cornerstone course EGR 1010 titled “Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications” has served as the new starting point for incoming engineering freshmen. Coupled with an adjustment to the prerequisites for core engineering courses and a shift in the required math sequence, Wright State has seen four-year graduation rates increase from 26 percent to 56 percent.