Wright State University-Main Campus

Dayton, OH

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,879
Graduate Enrollment: 2,818
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 96.04%

Male/Female: 44% / 56% (2017)

First generation college students: 35.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,072
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 945 - 1250

2022 Median Admit ACT: 21
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 17 - 24

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 55.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 31.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 20.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 13.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 73.2%
Black: 11.0%
Hispanic: 4.1%
Asian: 3.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 5.5%
Non-resident alien: 2.3%
Unknown race: 0.5%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,557
In-State tuition: $10,390
Out-of-State tuition: $19,808

Estimated books and supplies: $1,400 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $12,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,170 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $12,000 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,170 (2022)

Average Family Income: $67,421 (2017)
Median Family Income: $45,025 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 30.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 43.5%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,750 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $241 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,341
$30k-48k $12,777
$48k-75k $16,102
$75k-110k $18,628
$110k+ $18,984

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 27%
6-year graduation rate: 44%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,750 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $16,395 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $18,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 64.9% (2015)
@3 year 71.4% (2017)
@5 year 79.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 37.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 41.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $42,048 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,565 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 73 $23,250 $234 $67,199 ($5,600) $78,729 ($6,561)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 20 $543 $42,053 ($3,504) $47,221 ($3,935)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 14 $36,682 ($3,057)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 89 $27,000 $281 $31,679 ($2,640) $37,663 ($3,139)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 64 $290 $40,031 ($3,336) $46,611 ($3,884)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 39 $26,000 $250 $35,967 ($2,997) $38,147 ($3,179)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 20 $47,914 ($3,993)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 1
Doctoral Degree Education, Other. 5
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 5
Master's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 39 $23,246 $227 $42,021 ($3,502) $73,018 ($6,085)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 14 $78,096 ($6,508)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 36 $25,000 $188 $67,887 ($5,657) $76,266 ($6,356)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 19
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 21 $32,500 $28,527 ($2,377)
Bachelor's Degree Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 17 $43,250 $329 $26,661 ($2,222)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 34 $28,250 $286 $41,755 ($3,480)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 1
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 2
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 2
Doctoral Degree Physical Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 19 $59,354 ($4,946)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 8
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 22 $25,500 $276 $37,191 ($3,099) $42,990 ($3,583)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 10
Master's Degree Physics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 175 $27,700 $265 $29,890 ($2,491) $39,056 ($3,255)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 13 $32,031 ($2,669) $37,124 ($3,094)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 70 $635 $43,776 ($3,648) $55,449 ($4,621)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 5 $1,663 $65,935 ($5,495)
First Professional Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 24
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 5
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 10
Master's Degree Public Administration. 30 $319 $51,209 ($4,267)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 72 $28,250 $236 $37,557 ($3,130) $44,078 ($3,673)
Master's Degree Social Work. 43 $401 $46,366 ($3,864) $53,445 ($4,454)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 42 $27,250 $276 $32,310 ($2,693) $39,894 ($3,325)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 4
Master's Degree Economics. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 8
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 1
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 35 $26,000 $265 $29,874 ($2,490) $55,318 ($4,610)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Sociology. 12
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 33 $30,000 $295 $32,570 ($2,714) $37,095 ($3,091)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 8
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 155 $25,987 $254 $63,516 ($5,293) $63,145 ($5,262)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Resources Management and Services. 17 $18,202 $146
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 64 $537 $103,622 ($8,635) $102,788 ($8,566)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 22 $46,712 ($3,893) $48,685 ($4,057)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 78 $22,375 $196 $42,242 ($3,520) $54,770 ($4,564)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 172 $25,000 $239 $40,040 ($3,337) $49,017 ($4,085)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 203 $392 $70,839 ($5,903) $86,141 ($7,178)
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 4
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 75 $26,000 $257 $32,034 ($2,670) $42,522 ($3,544)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 98 $26,979 $265 $64,640 ($5,387) $83,622 ($6,969)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 58
Graduate/Professional Certificate Information Science/Studies. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 14
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 7
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 67 $344 $53,563 ($4,464) $56,335 ($4,695)
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 15
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational/Instructional Media Design. 26
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 3
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 95 $25,448 $227 $23,640 ($1,970) $52,338 ($4,362)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 15
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 4
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 5
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 17
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 4
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 1
Master's Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 32
Graduate/Professional Certificate Pharmacology and Toxicology. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 14 $20,750
Master's Degree Mathematics. 3
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 7
Master's Degree Statistics. 8
Master's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 6
Doctoral Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Gerontology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 7
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 7
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 45 $26,000 $276 $15,997 ($1,333) $26,927 ($2,244)
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 15 $26,750 $286 $21,183 ($1,765)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 36 $29,259 $276 $21,002 ($1,750) $33,078 ($2,757)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 16 $17,505 ($1,459)
Master's Degree Music. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 20 $24,937 $250 $34,616 ($2,885)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 14 $58,081 ($4,840)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 16
First Professional Degree Medicine. 111
Master's Degree Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 8
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 1
Master's Degree Public Health. 26 $386 $46,583 ($3,882)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 14
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 2
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 88 $25,022 $253 $49,948 ($4,162) $58,589 ($4,882)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 17 $78,537 ($6,545)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 14 $25,000 $217
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 109 $18,903 $188 $47,937 ($3,995) $59,113 ($4,926)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 35 $26,625 $265 $43,982 ($3,665) $54,287 ($4,524)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 4
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 24 $29,750 $305 $59,238 ($4,937) $59,276 ($4,940)
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 24 $338 $92,901 ($7,742)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Information Systems and Services. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 6
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 86 $26,000 $246 $40,986 ($3,416) $56,544 ($4,712)
Bachelor's Degree History. 26 $19,276 $162 $25,302 ($2,109) $29,164 ($2,430)
Master's Degree History. 13 $33,132 ($2,761) $39,409 ($3,284)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 58 $79,623 ($6,635) $106,159 ($8,847)
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Science. 16
Master's Degree Engineering Science. 26 $82,198 ($6,850)
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 9
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 11
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 142 $25,000 $241 $64,307 ($5,359) $75,309 ($6,276)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 38
Master's Degree Engineering, Other. 7
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 26 $19,500 $199 $25,753 ($2,146) $38,524 ($3,210)
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree American Sign Language. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma English Language and Literature, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 59 $24,140 $228 $26,348 ($2,196) $34,569 ($2,881)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $87,426
Full time faculty: 62%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 14.0

School's endowment start of year: $126,206,285 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $148,512,603 (2022)