Wright State University

Wright State University is a national public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 12,000 students. Offering 276 degree programs, the university is made up of six colleges, three schools, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education. Learn more about Wright State

Student population size
Large (>12k)

Transfer population

Campus setting

3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435

Application deadlines

  • Fall semester: Rolling admission until the week before first day of classes
  • Spring semester: Rolling admission until the week before first day of classes

Confirmation deadlines

  • Fall semester: None
  • Spring semester: None

Application fee

Learn more about admission to Wright State


  • In-state tuition: $11,362 per academic year + fees
  • Out-of-state tuition: $20,780 per academic year + fees

Learn more about tuition and fees at Wright State

On-campus: $10,548 per academic year, incl. meals

Transfer student scholarships
Academic performance scholarships for transfer students range from $500 to $3,500 per academic year. These scholarships are automatically calculated based on students’ GPA. Learn more about transfer student scholarships at Wright State

Tuition and housing costs listed here are based on data published by the National Center for Educational Statistics – actual costs may differ. Always check with the institution for the most accurate information.

General Education requirements
38 semester hours that include courses in communication (two writing courses), mathematics (one course), global traditions (one course in global studies and one course in history), arts/humanities (one course), social science (two courses from different areas), natural science (two lecture/lab courses), and additional core courses (two courses). Students will select among the courses across the various core requirements two courses designated each in multicultural competence and integrated writing competence. Learn more about General Education requirements at Wright State

Friendly degree-completion programs (fastest way to degree)
A variety of transfer guides established through Wright Path program with local community colleges, Organizational Leadership, RN-BSN completion, Liberal Studies, Supervision and Management (Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies).

Programs with additional admission requirements
Most students are admitted to Wright State as a pre-professional (or pre-major) student because of possible pre-professional courses and/or Wright State’s GPA. Once they met the requirements, for some an additional application form is to be submitted, they are fully admitted to the program.

Programs with limited admission
Some programs, like Nursing, are competitive.

Programs accommodating non-traditional schedules (evenings, weekends, etc.)
There are some programs that students will be able to complete their program via evenings, weekends, and/or virtually. Organizational Leadership is a good example.

Credit accepted

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Career-Technical Assurance Guide (CTAG)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Military Transfer Assurance Guides (MTAGs)
  • Ohio Transfer Module (OTM)
  • Ohio Transfer to Degree Guaranteed Pathways
  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
  • Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs)

There may be other prior learning that Wright State may recognize and is willing to review for possible transfer credit.  Please check in with Transfer Team at transfer@wright.edu for consultation.

Learn more about transfer credit at Wright State

Transfer Student Resources

  • Transfer student specific welcome day (orientation)
  • Dedicated academic advisors for transfer students
  • Transfer Team in the Transfer Student Resource Center


Identity centers

  • Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center
  • LGBTQA Affairs
  • Latinx, Asian, & Native American Affairs
  • Women’s Center

Clubs & organizations
200+. Learn more about clubs & organizations at Wright State

Transfer Student Resource Center