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) 775-1000
Website: www.wright.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://wright.force.com/Portal_Login
Address: 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,356
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 36%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,749 (63% 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: $9,578
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,996
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,786

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Wright State University-Main Campus Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 236
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 51151
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 312
Education 5510
Engineering 1683
English Language and Literature/Letters 511
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15
Health Professions and Related Programs 764
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Mathematics and Statistics 23
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3311
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 111
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1431
Psychology 2131
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 572
Visual and Performing Arts 1101
Grand total 4372548

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,578
Out-of-state $18,996
Books and supplies $1,584

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,298
Out-of-state $24,286

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,668 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,393 75% $6,786
Student loan aid 1,142 62% $6,422

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,480 68% $6,555
Federal student loans 5,269 48% $6,652

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,849 2,307 3,542
Percent admitted 100% 95% 96%
Percent admitted who enrolled 23% 24% 23%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 12,356
Undergraduate enrollment 9,371
Graduate enrollment 2,985

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 Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
    • 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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