Wright State University-Main Campus

Dayton, OH 45435

The main campus of Wright State University is in Fairborn, Ohio, which is a suburb of Dayton. It was established in 1967 and is named after the Wright brothers. The university began as a branch campus of Ohio State University and Miami University in 1964. Three years later, the campus became an independent university. The university is now divided into three schools and seven colleges, including the College of Nursing and Health. 106 undergraduate and 145 graduate programs are available at the university, including five nursing programs. The university also offers an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program and an Army ROTC program.

Five CCNE-accredited nursing programs are available at the university. Students may enroll in a traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, or DNP program. The traditional program is intended to be completed in four years. The curriculum includes clinical rotations at nearby healthcare facilities. The university maintains partnerships with over 200 agencies in the Dayton area, including rehab centers, hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, and senior citizens centers. By the end of the program, students complete over 950 hours of clinical practice. To enroll in the BSN program, students must first enroll at Wright State University as a degree-seeking student.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 28 149
Master's degree 12 53
Post-master's certificate 0 2
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 3
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 20
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.8%

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The following schools are located within 200 miles radius of Wright State University-Main Campus

Miami University-Middletown
23.58 miles away
Miami University-Hamilton
38.45 miles away
Miami University-Oxford
40.21 miles away
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
41.73 miles away
Indiana University-East
43.75 miles away
University of Cincinnati-Clermont College
48.82 miles away
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
50.84 miles away
Northern Kentucky University
56.04 miles away
Ohio State University-Main Campus
57.64 miles away
Wright State University-Lake Campus
57.82 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1270
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$394/credit
In State Students$394/credit
Out of State Students$803/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$640/credit
In State Students$640/credit
Out of State Students$1,091/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $17,730 $17,730 $36,135
ADN 70 $27,580 $27,580 $56,210
BSN 125 $49,250 $49,250 $100,375
FNP 50 $32,000 $32,000 $54,550
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Wright State University-Main Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 40% $4,478
Other Federal Grant 13% $388
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $1,772
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 52% $4,917
Federal Student Loans 63% $5,779
Private Loans 5% $10,219


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,995
$30,001 to $48,000$13,755
$48,001 to $75,000$16,902
$75,001 to $110,000$18,964
Over $110,000$19,012

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.

Wright State University-Main Campus
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435

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