Wright State University-Main Campus
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|
|Number of Students15,957|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||3|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||980 to 1270|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$394/credit|
|In State Students||$394/credit|
|Out of State Students||$803/credit|
|In District Students||$640/credit|
|In State Students||$640/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,091/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||13%||$388|
|State Grant & Scholarships||30%||$1,772|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||52%||$4,917|
|Federal Student Loans||63%||$5,779|
$14,769Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.