Wright State University-Main Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,730

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,769

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.64%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

96.8%

5,826 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

15,957

67.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

35.7%

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 (177 degrees awarded), General Psychology (167 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (163 degrees).

In 2017, 3,907 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wright State University-Main Campus. 51.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,618 degrees), 8.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (304 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus is $8,730, which is $-17,770 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus is $8,730, which is $-17,770 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,769.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,730

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus was $8,730. The cost of tuition at Wright State University-Main Campus is $-17,770 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,769

2017 Value

2.11%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wright State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,769. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wright State University-Main Campus grew by 2.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,376

Room and Board

$1,248

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wright State University-Main Campus was of $11,376 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,248. The cost of room and board increased by 3.4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 10.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Wright State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 9.23% with respect to 2016, when 65% 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.

8.64%

2016 Default Rate

381

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wright State University-Main Campus was 8.64%, which represents 381 out of the 4411 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 5,826 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.12% annual decline. Out of those 5,826 applicants, 5,638 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.8% acceptance rate.

There were 15,957 students enrolled at Wright State University-Main Campus in 2017, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wright State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 40.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,638

Accepted Out of 5,826

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wright State University-Main Campus was 96.8% (5,638 admissions from 5,826 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 95.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.12%, while admissions grew by 0.463%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

227

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Wright State University-Main Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wright State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 15,957 students. The full-time enrollment at Wright State University-Main Campus is 10,780 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,177. This means that 67.6% 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 71.5% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 3.8% Two or More Races, 3.28% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Asian, 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0815% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wright State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (35.8%) and Black or African American Female (6.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (36%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Black or African American Female (6.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wright State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,957 students. The full-time enrollment at Wright State University-Main Campus is 10,780 and the part-time enrollment is 5,177. This means that 67.6% of students enrolled at Wright State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

2017 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 (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

    11,409

  2. Black or African American

    1,634

  3. Two or More Races

    606

The enrolled student population at Wright State University-Main Campus is 71.5% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 3.8% Two or More Races, 3.28% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Asian, 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0815% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 173 students (1.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 141 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 (2,618 degrees awarded). There were 8.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (304 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wright State University-Main Campus is Registered Nursing (177 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (167 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (163 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 (695 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (95 degrees), and Psychology (247 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 (487,439 people), Software developers (392,488 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (323,544 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (316,850 people), and Postsecondary teachers (275,132 people).

The most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Engineering (695 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (95 degrees), Psychology (247 degrees), English (81 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (124 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Engineering (695 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (95 degrees), Psychology (247 degrees), English (81 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (124 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 Elementary & secondary schools (698,792 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (571,403 people), Computer Systems Design (518,129 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (438,930 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (376,650 people).

The most specialized majors at Wright State University-Main Campus are Engineering (695 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (95 degrees), Psychology (247 degrees), English (81 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (124 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. 177 degrees awarded

  2. 167 degrees awarded

  3. 163 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wright State University-Main Campus was Registered Nursing with 177 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,883

  2. 2,024

In 2017, 1,883 degrees were awarded to men at Wright State University-Main Campus, which is 0.93 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,024).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 177 degrees were awarded to men at Wright State University-Main Campus in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 3.47 times more than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 202 degrees were awarded to women at Wright State University-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 5.05 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wright State University-Main Campus is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (60% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.303% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,618 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    304 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    144 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wright State University-Main Campus is white (2,618 degrees awarded). There were 8.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (304 degrees).

0.64% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,453 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,165 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    196 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wright State University-Main Campus is white female (1,453 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,165 degrees).

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Operations

Wright State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $125M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.44M (2.75%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Wright State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $413M. Wright State University-Main Campus employs 191 Associate professors, 179 Professors, and 107 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wright State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (129), Female Associate professors(98), and Male Associate professors (93).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 224 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 196 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 167 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$125M

2017 Endowment

2.11%

growth from 2016

Wright State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $125M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wright State University-Main Campus grew 2.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $161M 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. $35.7M - Federal

  2. $6.5M - State

  3. $819k - Local

As of 2017, Wright State University-Main Campus received $35.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.5M from state grants and contracts, and $819k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$195M

2017 Salaries

1.68%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Wright State University-Main Campus paid a median of $195M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($413M) and a 1.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.35% growth from 2015 and a 5% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$57.6M

Instructional Salaries

673

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wright State University-Main Campus paid a total of $57.6M to 673 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

191 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

224 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus were Associate professor with 191 employees; Professor with 179 employees; and Professor with 107 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 224 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 196 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 167 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wright State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 129 employees, Female Associate professor with 98 employees, and Male Associate professor with 93 employees.

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

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