About Wright State University

Named after Orville and Wilbur Wright, Wright State University continues their tradition of innovation. A rich and dynamic community of more than 19,000 students, Wright State is a globally inspired, community-oriented university committed to transforming the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

Located 12 miles northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio, Wright State is a nationally accredited state university with an impressive range of study. Its eight colleges and three schools, including schools of medicine and professional psychology, offer more than 100 undergraduate degrees and 76 Ph.D., master's, and professional degrees.

Most classes are small and taught by fully affiliated faculty members, 80 percent of whom hold the most advanced degrees in their fields. The faculty is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of knowledge, as well as applying it to real problems. Students gain hands-on experience through a variety of community-based programs, cooperative education, internships, service learning, and research projects. In fact, Wright State ranks as one of Ohio's top state universities in terms of federal research. It is one of an elite group of universities doing research in cutting-edge fields—making new discoveries that are improving the world around us.

Whether it's preparing students to take their place in our ever-changing world, conducting research that can improve our lives, or partnering with local communities and businesses, Wright State University is making an impact, both locally and globally. Visit our website at www.wright.edu for more information.

Online Degrees in Education Develop Leaders in Schools and Communities

Wright State's online advanced degree programs have received national recognition for their effectiveness in distance learning. These fully online programs enable teachers and principals to earn master's and education specialist degrees that put them on track to become leaders in their schools and change-agents in their communities.

Wright State online programs are based on a breakthrough distributed-learning model that develops educators who become leaders in their schools and innovators in their communities. The 24-month programs are based on manageable courses that can be completed while students continue to work.


Wright State is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), 1307 New York Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington DC, 20005, 202-293-2450.

The Wright State University College of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. 202-466-7496.

Wright State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Higher Learning Commission oversees the accreditation of degree-granting colleges and universities in nineteen Midwestern and South-Central states. The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411, 800-621-7440 / 312-263-0456

Wright State University's education programs, including school counseling, are approved by the Ohio State Board of Education, 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-4183. 877-644-6338.

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