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 LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 140
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Postbaccalaureate certificate 23
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 75
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - professional practice 4

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Miami University-Hamilton
38.45 miles away
Miami University-Oxford
40.09 miles away
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
41.82 miles away
Indiana University-East
43.96 miles away
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
50.84 miles away
Northern Kentucky University
56.12 miles away
Ohio State University-Main Campus
57.92 miles away
Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus
64.49 miles away
Ball State University
76.73 miles away
Ohio University-Lancaster Campus
78.54 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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading460 to 600
SAT: Math470 to 610
SAT: Writing430 to 570
ACT Composite18 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,403
30k to 48k$13,423
48k to 75k$16,874
75k to 110k$18,684
Over 110k$18,850
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $394.00 $791.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $622.00 $1,060.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing
Wright State University-Main Campus
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435

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