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Wright State University - Main Campus Overview

Wright State University - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Wright State University - Main Campus Known For?

2,383 Undergraduate Awards
$27,200 Avg Cost After Aid
97% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Wright State University - Main Campus is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of the faculty were full-time.

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Wright State University - Main Campus Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Wright State University - Main Campus has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#150 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#204 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#237 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wright State University - Main Campus.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best General Physical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value General Physical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Engineering Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Neurobiology & Neurosciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Urban Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wright State University - Main Campus has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Management Information Systems Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#7 Best Management Information Systems Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Wright State University - Main Campus?

Location of Wright State University - Main Campus

Contact details for Wright State University - Main Campus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone: 937-775-1000
Website: www.wright.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WrightStateUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/WrightState

How Do I Get Into Wright State University - Main Campus?

You can apply to Wright State University - Main Campus online at: https://wright.force.com/Portal_Login

Admission Requirements for Wright State University - Main Campus

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Wright State University - Main Campus?

97% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
10% Submit SAT Scores
Since Wright State University - Main Campus has an acceptance rate of 97%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 96%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to Wright State University - Main Campus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 640. Math scores were between 490 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wright State University - Main Campus  ( 490 to 640 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Wright State University - Main Campus  ( 490 to 630 )
200
800
Wright State University - Main Campus received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Wright State University - Main Campus  ( 17 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Wright State University - Main Campus  ( 18 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Wright State University - Main Campus  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Wright State University - Main Campus?

$27,200 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
8.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wright State University - Main Campus is $27,200. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wright State University - Main Campus, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,025 a year. That adds up to $24,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wright State University - Main Campus is 8.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Wright State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,226 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,371 undergraduate students at Wright State University - Main Campus, with 7,226 being full-time and 2,145 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wright State University - Main Campus

There are also 2,985 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,226 full-time undergraduates at Wright State University - Main Campus, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wright State University - Main Campus

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wright State University - Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wright State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 223
Black or African American 829
Hispanic or Latino 270
White 5,303
International Students 191
Other Races/Ethnicities 410

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Wright State University - Main Campus. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 75 countries are represented at Wright State University - Main Campus. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at Wright State University - Main Campus

180 Took All Classes Online
4,463 Took At Least One Class Online
21,774.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Wright State University - Main Campus. In 2017-2018, 4,463 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wright State University - Main Campus has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 30th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Wright State University - Main Campus

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wright State University - Main Campus was 21,774.3%. This is the #5 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wright State University - Main Campus regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wright State University - Main Campus majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 4%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Education 5%
Management Information Systems 12%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 2%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 31%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wright State University - Main Campus ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Wright State University - Main Campus.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Engineering Science #1
Educational Administration #1
Other Education #1
Teacher Education Subject Specific #1
Nursing #1
Engineering #2
Education #2
Business Administration & Management #3
Health Professions #3
Business, Management & Marketing #4

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Wright State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 172 0 203 2 377
Nursing 0 0 155 22 64 6 247
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 142 0 38 0 180
General Psychology 0 0 175 0 0 0 175
Computer Information Systems 0 0 98 0 58 0 156
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 89 0 64 0 153
Electrical Engineering 0 0 73 0 58 6 137
Social Work 0 0 72 0 43 0 115
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 111 111
General Biology 0 0 95 0 15 0 110
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 109 0 0 0 109
Accounting 0 0 88 0 17 0 105
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 5 70 29 104
Marketing 0 0 86 0 0 0 86
General Business/Commerce 0 0 78 0 0 0 78
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 75 0 0 0 75
General English Literature 1 0 59 0 12 0 72
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 67 0 67
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 39 8 20 0 67
Computer Engineering 0 0 36 0 19 7 62
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 39 0 14 0 53
Human Resource Management 17 0 35 0 0 0 52
Management Information Systems 0 0 24 3 24 0 51
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 45 0 0 0 45
Health & Physical Education 0 0 34 1 9 0 44
Engineering Science 0 0 16 0 26 0 42
Criminology 0 0 42 0 0 0 42
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 26 15 0 41
Public Health 0 0 1 14 26 0 41
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 33 0 8 0 41
History 0 0 26 0 13 0 39
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 5 32 0 37
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
Political Science & Government 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 22 2 10 0 34
Information Technology 14 0 0 7 9 0 30
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 30 0 30
Chemistry 0 0 19 0 8 0 27
Romance Languages 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Sociology 12 0 13 0 0 0 25
Music 0 0 16 0 8 0 24
International Studies 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Special Education 0 0 0 0 20 0 20
Materials Engineering 0 0 9 0 11 0 20
Allied Health Professions 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
Mathematics 0 0 14 0 3 0 17
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 16 0 0 16
Geography & Cartography 8 0 7 1 0 0 16
Statistics 0 0 7 0 8 0 15
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Economics 0 0 4 0 10 0 14
Physics 0 0 10 0 2 0 12
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 4 0 5 0 9
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 9 9
Writing Studies 2 2 0 4 0 0 8
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Anthropology 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 3 4 0 0 7
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Urban Studies 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Dance 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Gerontology 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
International Business 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Arts & Media Management 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Teaching English or French 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
American Sign Language 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Information Science 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Germanic Languages 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Philosophy 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Religious Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 66 2 2,315 139 1,108 185 3,815

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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