Fact Sheet

Wright State University Mission

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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 2019
Source: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Campus Number of Students
Dayton Campus 12,080
Lake Campus 1,248
Total Enrollment* 13,742
*Some students attend both campuses
Enrollment by Group, 2019

*Source: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
Men 6,292 45.8%
Women 7,450 54.2%
Full-time 10,443 76.0%
Part-time 3,299 24.0%
Undergraduates 10,699 77.9%
Graduate Students 2,180 15.97%
Doctoral/Professional Students 863 6.3%
Out-of-State Domestic Students 328 2.4%
International Students 641 4.7%
Countries Represented 64
Mean Age of All Students 23.8
Students 25 and Over 3,831 27.9%
Minority Student Enrollment, Fall 2019
(Omits international students)
*Source: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Group Number of Students Percent of Student Body
African American 1,375 10.0%
Two or more races 569 4.1%
Asian American 477 3.5%
Hispanic American 464 3.4%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 23 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11 0.1%
Total Minority Student Enrollment 2,919 21.2%


  • Faculty (full time): 729
  • Faculty (part time): 17
  • Adjuncts: 433
  • Staff (full time): 1,117
  • Staff (part time): 56
  • Graduate Assistants: 319
  • Combined: 2,671
Updated November 1, 2019. Source: Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Number of Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate, Associate: 13
  • Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 102
  • Undergraduate, Certificates: 20
  • Undergraduate, Licensures: 5
  • Undergraduate, Total: 140
  • Graduate, Master’s: 65
  • Graduate, Doctoral: 8
  • Graduate, Professional: 2
  • Graduate, Certificates: 44
  • Graduate, Licensures: 8
  • Graduate, Endorsements: 8
  • Graduate, Education Specialist: 1
  • Graduate, Total: 136
Updated June 2020. Source: Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Campus Locations

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

Please visit RaiderConnect 2019–20 tuition and fees to learn more for the Dayton Campus and visit the Lake Campus tuition and fees page to learn more about costs.


University Libraries

The University Libraries include the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, the Lake Campus Library and Technology Center, the Student Technology Assistance Center, 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 I 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, a 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 2019

  • Total Grant and Contract Awards Processed through Research and Sponsored Programs: $92,817,133
Source: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Foundation Endowment

  • Market value (as of 6/30/19): $93,011,676.

Donations Received, Fiscal Year 2019

  • Receipts: $6,346,157
  • Donors: 4,047
Source: University Advancement


  • Number of Graduates: 111,561
  • Number of Degrees Awarded: 127,491
  • Degrees Awarded to Raider Country Residents: 100,205
*Updated September 10, 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

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

Updated September 2019. Source: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
County Current Students Degrees
Allen 120 545
Auglaize 396 2,216
Butler 453 2,380
Champaign 124 1,078
Clark 701 7,079
Clinton 138 952
Darke 244 2,109
Greene 2,043 23,411
Logan 69 692
Mercer 553 4,071
Miami 563 5,438
Montgomery 3,517 42,862
Preble 123 882
Shelby 251 1,819
Van Wert 97 575
Warren 695 4,096
Totals 10,087 100,205

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

Green and Gold

Academic Structure

Colleges: 6

Education and Human Services; Engineering and Computer Science; Liberal Arts; Nursing and Health; Raj Soin College of Business; and Science and Mathematics.

Schools: 3

Boonshoft School of Medicine; Graduate School; and Professional Psychology

Branch Campus: 1

Wright State University–Lake Campus


Susan Edwards, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Douglas Leaman, Ph.D. (interim)

President of the Faculty
Laura Luehrmann, Ph.D.

Chair of Unclassified Staff Advisory Council
Jennifer Attenweiler, M.Ed.

Chair of Classified Staff Advisory Council
Connie Bajek, M.A.

Chair of Lake Campus Staff Advisory Council
Gregory Luchnenko

President of the Student Government Association
Ivan Mallett

University Leadership

  • Robert Durkle, M.Ed., Chief Recruitment and Admissions Officer
  • Ellen Reinsch Friese, M.H., Vice Provost for Research (interim)
  • Tim Littell, M.S.Ed., Associate Vice Provost for Student Success
  • Cheryl Meyer, J.D., Ph.D., Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Shari Mickey-Boggs, M.B.A., Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Sue Polanka, M.L.S., University Librarian
  • Gregory Sample, M.P.A., Chief Operating Officer, President of Double Bowler Properties
  • Chris Taylor, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Student Affairs (interim)
  • Craig Woolley, M.Ed., Chief Information Officer

Board of Trustees

  • Tom Gunlock, Director of Construction and Property Management, RG Properties (Chair)
  • Marty Grunder, President/CEO, Grunder Landscaping Company (Vice Chair)
  • Andrew Platt, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Dayton (Secretary)
  • Michael Bridges, President/CEO, Peerless Technologies Corp.
  • Douglas A. Fecher, President/CEO, Wright-Patt Credit Union
  • Sean Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, LexisNexis
  • Bruce Langos, Executive Business Adviser, RG Properties
  • William W. Montgomery, President/CEO/Chairman, Celina Insurance Group
  • Olivia Sneary, Student Trustee
  • Shaun Wenrick, Student Trustee


  • Linda Caron, Ph.D., Liberal Arts
  • Kathy Engisch, Ph.D., Science and Mathematics (interim)
  • LaTrelle D. Jackson, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Professional Psychology (interim)
  • Joseph E. Keferl, Rh.D., Education and Human Services
  • Dan Krane, Ph.D., Lake Campus (interim)
  • Barry Milligan, Ph.D., Graduate School (interim)
  • Brian D. Rigling, Ph.D., Engineering and Computer Science
  • Brenda J.B. Roman, M.D., Boonshoft School of Medicine (interim)
  • Thomas L. Traynor, Ph.D., Raj Soin College of Business
  • Deborah Ulrich, Ph.D., R.N., Nursing and Health (interim)

Historical Background

  • First Classes Held in Allyn Hall: 1964
  • Achieved Full University Status: 1967
  • First Graduating Class: 1968

Revised: July 2020

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