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 American 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.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty38 staff35 staff
Wright State University-Lake Campus Total Faculty (2014-2016)

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,147 students734 students
Wright State University-Lake Campus Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:127:1
Wright State University-Lake Campus Student Staff Ratio (2014-2016)
# Full-Time Students783 students450 students
Wright State University-Lake Campus Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students364 students284 students
Wright State University-Lake Campus Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wright State University-Lake Campus Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students761 students471 students
# Graduate Students22 students8 students
Wright State University-Lake Campus Graduation BreakDown OH All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
64180
Wright State University-Lake Campus Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
-
1%
Wright State University-Lake Campus Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
1%
3%
Wright State University-Lake Campus Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
1%
12%
Wright State University-Lake Campus Black (2007-2016)
% White
97%
73%
Wright State University-Lake Campus White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
1%
Wright State University-Lake Campus More (2011-2012)
Wright State University-Lake Campus Ethnicity Breakdown OH All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.060.44
Wright State University-Lake Campus Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
23%
28%
Wright State University-Lake Campus Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2009)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,700$31,400
Wright State University-Lake Campus Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Wright State University-Lake Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$14,022$11,160
Wright State University-Lake Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%92%
Wright State University-Lake Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,000$21,959
Wright State University-Lake Campus Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$7,090
Wright State University-Lake Campus Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,885 per year for in-state students and $11,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,841 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Herzing University Toledo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.