Wright State University-Main Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,469
4.36% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,880
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.57%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
95.6%
5,226 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,936
68.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
43.4%
991 Graduates

About

Wright State University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Greene County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wright State University-Main Campus were Registered Nursing (216 degrees awarded), General Psychology (157 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (138 degrees).

In 2020, 3,477 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wright State University-Main Campus. 53.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,551 degrees), 7.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (329 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus is $9,469, which is $−19,160 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus is $9,469, which is $−19,160 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,880.

In 2020, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,469
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus was $9,469. The cost of tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus is $−19,160 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$14,880
2020 Value
2.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Wright State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,880. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Wright State University-Main Campus grew by 2.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,592
Room and Board
$1,584
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wright State University-Main Campus was of $11,592 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,584. The cost of room and board increased by 0.642% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.54% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Wright State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10.3% with respect to 2019, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.57%
2018 Default Rate
215
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Wright State University-Main Campus was 5.57%, which represents 215 out of the 3857 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Wright State University-Main Campus received 5,226 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.7% annual decline. Out of those 5,226 applicants, 4,998 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.6% acceptance rate.

There were 10,936 students enrolled at Wright State University-Main Campus in 2020, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wright State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 23.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,998
Accepted Out of 5,226

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wright State University-Main Campus was 95.6% (4,998 admissions from 5,226 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 95.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −10.7%, while admissions declined by −10.5%.

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage
110
Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Wright State University-Main Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wright State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 10,936 students. The full-time enrollment at Wright State University-Main Campus is 7,490 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,446. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Wright State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wright State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.8% White, 10.7% Black or African American, 4.73% Two or More Races, 4.04% Asian, 3.79% Hispanic or Latino, 0.155% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0732% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wright State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.4%), followed by White Male (33.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (27%) and Black or African American Female (9.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wright State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,936 students. The full-time enrollment at Wright State University-Main Campus is 7,490 and the part-time enrollment is 3,446. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Wright State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Wright State University-Main Campus was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Wright State University-Main Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,848
  2. Black or African American
    1,172
  3. Two or More Races
    517

The enrolled student population at Wright State University-Main Campus is 71.8% White, 10.7% Black or African American, 4.73% Two or More Races, 4.04% Asian, 3.79% Hispanic or Latino, 0.155% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0732% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 241 more women than men received degrees from Wright State University-Main Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wright State University-Main Campus is white (2,551 degrees awarded). There were 7.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (329 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wright State University-Main Campus is Registered Nursing (216 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (157 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (138 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wright State University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (411 degrees awarded), English (77 degrees), and Psychology (234 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Other managers (539,415 people), Physicians (527,807 people), Software developers (491,852 people), Postsecondary teachers (366,769 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (357,117 people).

The most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Engineering (411 degrees awarded), English (77 degrees), Psychology (234 degrees), Biology (202 degrees), and Physical Sciences (62 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Computer hardware engineers, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Engineering (411 degrees awarded), English (77 degrees), Psychology (234 degrees), Biology (202 degrees), and Physical Sciences (62 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (815,695 people), Elementary & secondary schools (749,804 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (705,583 people), Computer Systems Design (589,560 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (481,065 people).

The most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Engineering (411 degrees awarded), English (77 degrees), Psychology (234 degrees), Biology (202 degrees), and Physical Sciences (62 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Wright State University-Main Campus.
Most Common
  1. 216 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 157 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 138 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wright State University-Main Campus was Registered Nursing with 216 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,618
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,859
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,618 degrees were awarded to men at Wright State University-Main Campus, which is 0.87 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,859).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Wright State University-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.832 times less than the 173 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 227 degrees were awarded to women at Wright State University-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 3.91 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 20% of students graduating from Wright State University-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wright State University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (61.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.101% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,551 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    329 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    115 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wright State University-Main Campus is white (2,551 degrees awarded). There were 7.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (329 degrees).

0.633% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,356 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,195 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    196 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wright State University-Main Campus is white female (1,356 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,195 degrees).

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Operations

Wright State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $126M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.61M (2.07%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Wright State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $306M. Wright State University-Main Campus employs 166 Associate professors, 157 Professors, and 107 Lecturers. Most academics at Wright State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (105), Male Associate professors(88), and Female Associate professors (78).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 164 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 137 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 126 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$126M
2020 Endowment
1.01%
growth from 2019

Wright State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $126M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Wright State University-Main Campus grew 1.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $176M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $26M - Federal
  2. $5.53M - State
  3. $359k - Local

As of 2020, Wright State University-Main Campus received $26M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.53M from state grants and contracts, and $359k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$145M
2020 Salaries
3.64%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Wright State University-Main Campus paid a median of $145M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($306M) and a 3.64% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.94% decline from 2018 and a 16.1% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$43.3M
Instructional Salaries
497
Number of Employees

In 2020, Wright State University-Main Campus paid a total of $43.3M to 497 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
166 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
164 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus were Associate professor with 166 employees; Professor with 157 employees; and Professor with 107 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 164 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 137 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 126 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 105 employees, Male Associate professor with 88 employees, and Female Associate professor with 78 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wright State University-Main Campus.

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