Wright State University-Lake Campus

  • As part of Wright State University, the Lake Campus will be the focal point for the educational and cultural advancement of the residents of West Central Ohio, providing opportunities for advanced scholarship and continuing education, for economic and technological development, and for community service.
School Highlights
  • Wright State University-Lake Campus serves 1,147 students (68% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Wright State University-Lake Campus is the only community colleges within Mercer County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Wright State University-Lake Campus is University of Northwestern Ohio (21.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Wright State University-Lake Campus places among the top 20% of community colleges in Ohio for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Wright State University-Lake Campus(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty38 staff35 staff
This chart display total faculty of Wright State University-Lake Campus and community college average number of faculty in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Student Body

  • The student population of Wright State University-Lake Campus has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Wright State University-Lake Campus diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,147 students734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:127:1
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# Full-Time Students783 students450 students
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# Part-Time Students364 students284 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Wright State University-Lake Campus.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of OH.
# Undergraduate Students761 students471 students
# Graduate Students22 students8 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-180
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
-
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Wright State University-Lake Campus and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
1%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Wright State University-Lake Campus and the percentage of Black community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
97%
73%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Wright State University-Lake Campus and the percentage of White community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
-
1%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wright State University-Lake Campus.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score0.060.44
This chart display the diversity score of Wright State University-Lake Campus and the community college average diversity score of OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
21%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Wright State University-Lake Campus and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of OH by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,700$30,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Wright State University-Lake Campus and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of OH by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,842 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,022 is more than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,842$5,885
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Wright State University-Lake Campus and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$14,022$11,160
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Wright State University-Lake Campus and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Wright State University-Lake Campus and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$25,000$21,250
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Wright State University-Lake Campus and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,834
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Wright State University-Lake Campus and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Named after the world-famous Wright brothers, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, continues their spirit of innovation. The university serves nearly 17,000 students, offering more than 100 undergraduate and 50 Ph.D., graduate, and professional degrees. Western Ohio Educational Foundation officially opened its doors in the fall of 1962. With enrollment at 285 students, more than twice the number anticipated, the newly established foundation had begun the process whereby the communities' citizens could have immediate access to a college degree. The acquisition of a 173-acre site for the new campus on the northern shores of Grand Lake St. Marys. The first building on campus was Dwyer Hall, named in recognition of Minnie Dwyer's generous support and contains laboratories, classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, an auditorium, and student service facilities. Ground was broken in 1979 to expand the facilities for inclusion of additional two-year technical programs. The Lake Campus provides a variety of general education courses and certificate programs, as well as associate, bachelor's and master's degrees. A variety of preprofessional and certificate programs are also offered, as is participation in the Ohio Transfer Module. Wright State University is accredited at the doctoral degree-granting level by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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