Wright State University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway

Dayton, OH 45435

(937) 775-5700

(800) 247-1770

Fax: (937) 775-5795

Contact: Cathy Davis

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway

Dayton, OH 45435-0001

(937) 775-3333


Total undergrads: 12,772

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,616

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,326

Graduate enrollment: 3,370


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 85%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 70%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts Management B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Film Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Photography B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Anatomy B
Biochemistry B
Biology A,B
Pharmacology/Toxicology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting Technology A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management B
Business Statistics B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems A,B
Management Science B
Marketing Management A,B
Office Clerical Services A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A,B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Organizational Communication B

Communications Technologies

Desktop Publishing C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Data Processing Technology A
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Education of Multiple Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B


Biomedical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Physics B
Engineering Science B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Biomedical Engineering Technology B
Construction/Building Technologies A
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Electromechanical Technologies A
Environmental Engineering Technology B
Industrial Technology A
Occupational Safety A
Water Quality/Treatment A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Greek, Modern B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Environmental Health B
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Adult Health B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling B


History – General A,B

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Military Techonologies

Military Technologies B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Systems Science/Theory B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General A,B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work A,B

Security & Protective Services

Police Science B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography A,B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology A,B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Wright State University-Main Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(937) 775-3333
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.wright.edu/admissions-offices
Address:3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:16,655
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):41%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:12,466 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,730
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,098
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,685

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Wright State University-Main Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Wright State University-Main Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences116
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services41041
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services212
English Language and Literature/Letters211
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics5
Health Professions and Related Programs354
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Mathematics and Statistics23
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3311
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences33
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences272
Visual and Performing Arts91
Grand total2567506

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Wright State University-Main Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services331
Health Professions and Related Programs22
Grand total36101

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Wright State University-Main Campus and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,248

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,14092%
Grant or scholarship aid1,82478%$6,685
Student loan aid1,48664%$6,591

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid8,32465%$6,379
Federal student loans6,77153%$7,156

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Wright State University-Main Campus. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Wright State University-Main Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants5,8922,6363,256
Percent admitted100%95%96%
Percent admitted who enrolled39%41%37%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Wright State University-Main Campus Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment16,655
Undergraduate enrollment12,504
Graduate enrollment4,151

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Wright State University-Main Campus Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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