Wright State University-Main Campus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,730

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,464

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.11%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

95.2%

5,892 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

16,655

67.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

35.4%

970 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 General Business Administration & Management (172 degrees awarded), General Psychology (165 degrees), and Registered Nursing (140 degrees).

In 2016, 3,879 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wright State University-Main Campus. 52.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,560 degrees), 8.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (318 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus is $8,730, which is $-17,126 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus is $8,730, which is $-17,126 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,464.

In 2016, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,730

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus was $8,730. The cost of tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus is $-17,126 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$14,464

2016 Value

9.81%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Wright State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,464. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Wright State University-Main Campus grew by 9.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,002

Room and Board

$1,392

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wright State University-Main Campus was of $11,002 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,392. The cost of room and board increased by 9.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 38.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Wright State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.17% with respect to 2015, when 63% 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.

8.11%

2015 Default Rate

378

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Wright State University-Main Campus was 8.11%, which represents 378 out of the 4661 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 5,892 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.97% annual growth. Out of those 5,892 applicants, 5,612 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.2% acceptance rate.

There were 16,655 students enrolled at Wright State University-Main Campus in 2016, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wright State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 40.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,612

Accepted Out of 5,892

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wright State University-Main Campus was 95.2% (5,612 admissions from 5,892 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 96%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.97%, while admissions grew by 5.17%.

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SAT Scores

11%

Submission Percentage

255

Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at Wright State University-Main Campus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wright State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 16,655 students. The full-time enrollment at Wright State University-Main Campus is 11,208 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,447. This means that 67.3% 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 69.5% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 3.48% Two or More Races, 3.25% Asian, 3.19% Hispanic or Latino, 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.066% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wright State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (35.2%) and Black or African American Female (7.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.8%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wright State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,655 students. The full-time enrollment at Wright State University-Main Campus is 11,208 and the part-time enrollment is 5,447. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at Wright State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2016 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 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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

    11,571

  2. Black or African American

    1,750

  3. Two or More Races

    580

The enrolled student population at Wright State University-Main Campus is 69.5% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 3.48% Two or More Races, 3.25% Asian, 3.19% Hispanic or Latino, 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.066% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 110 students (0.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 173 more women than men received degrees from Wright State University-Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at Wright State University-Main Campus are white (2,560 degrees awarded). There were 8.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (318 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wright State University-Main Campus is General Business Administration & Management (172 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (165 degrees) and Registered Nursing (140 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 (672 degrees awarded), English (104 degrees), and Physical Sciences (78 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 Miscellaneous managers (648,218 people), Physicians & surgeons (532,629 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (414,258 people), Postsecondary teachers (387,229 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (345,070 people).

The most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Engineering (672 degrees awarded), English (104 degrees), Physical Sciences (78 degrees), Psychology (245 degrees), and Biology (199 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Engineering (672 degrees awarded), English (104 degrees), Physical Sciences (78 degrees), Psychology (245 degrees), and Biology (199 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

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 Hospitals (764,815 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (734,052 people), Elementary & secondary schools (726,650 people), Computer Systems Design (526,983 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (473,143 people).

The most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Engineering (672 degrees awarded), English (104 degrees), Physical Sciences (78 degrees), Psychology (245 degrees), and Biology (199 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. 172 degrees awarded

  2. 165 degrees awarded

  3. 140 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wright State University-Main Campus was General Business Administration & Management with 172 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,853

  2. 2,026

In 2016, 1,853 degrees were awarded to men at Wright State University-Main Campus, which is 0.915 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,026).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 224 degrees were awarded to men at Wright State University-Main Campus in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 3.86 times more than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 189 degrees were awarded to women at Wright State University-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 7.27 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 21% 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, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (47.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wright State University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (47.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.515% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,560 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    318 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    123 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wright State University-Main Campus is white (2,560 degrees awarded). There were 8.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (318 degrees).

0.49% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,465 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,095 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    206 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wright State University-Main Campus is white female (1,465 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,095 degrees).

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Operations

Wright State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $125M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.3M (3.44%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Wright State University-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $387M. Of that $387M, they spent $188M on salaries and $387M on benefits.

Wright State University-Main Campus employs 203 Associate professors, 178 Professors, and 124 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wright State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (133), Male Associate professors(104), and Female Associate professors (99).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 407 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 233 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 139 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$125M

2015 Endowment

3.76%

growth from 2014

Wright State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $125M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Wright State University-Main Campus grew 3.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $146M 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. $29M - Federal

  2. $4.01M - State

  3. $301k - Local

As of 2015, Wright State University-Main Campus received $29M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.01M from state grants and contracts, and $301k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$188M

Salary Expenditure

$387M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Wright State University-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $387M. Of that $387M, they spent $188M on salaries and $387M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Wright State University-Main Campus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$188M

2015 Salaries

5%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Wright State University-Main Campus paid a median of $188M in salaries, which represents 48.5% of their overall expenditure ($387M) and a 5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.4% growth from 2013 and a 1.49% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$60.6M

Instructional Salaries

737

Number of Employees

In 2015, Wright State University-Main Campus paid a total of $60.6M to 737 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

203 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

407 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus were Associate professor with 203 employees; Professor with 178 employees; and Professor with 124 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 407 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 233 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 139 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 133 employees, Male Associate professor with 104 employees, and Female Associate professor with 99 employees.

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

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