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Wright State University initially opened in 1964 as a branch campus for Miami University in Allyn Hall. The next year, the Ohio General Assembly legislatively supported the school's expansion into access acreage on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Renamed for the Wright brothers, WSU was shaped into a large public, co-educational institution with "moderate research activity" and a $92 million endowment. Across its six colleges, Wright State educates approximately 13,700 undergraduates and 4,300 post-graduates. Along with the main 557-acre suburban campus in Fairborn, Wright State University delivers courses to the Celina and online extensions.

Forbes magazine ranked Wright State as America's 265th best public college and 255th top research university. The U.S. News and World Report honored the top-tier WSU for the nation's 43rd best online graduate education and 94th top online graduate nursing degrees. Niche applauded Wright State University as the 233rd "Most Liberal College" and 188th "Best College for Chemistry." Military Times magazine included Wright State in the country's top 20 percent of best for vets schools. In Washington Monthly, WSU is 137th nationally for civic engagement and social mobility. Wright State was featured in BVS' "50 Best Value Engineering Schools" too.

Wright State University Accreditation Details

Last reviewed in 2016, Wright State University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA). This stamp of approval makes WSU a Title IV-eligible institution under the U.S. Department of Education. Online programs also hold discipline-specific accreditations from:

• National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

• Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

• Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

• Association Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

• Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

• Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Wright State University Application Requirements

Although Wright State University has a 96 percent acceptance rate, the admission process is classified as "selective." Prospective undergraduates must graduate from a licensed high school after the Ohio Core curriculum or out-of-state equivalent. Freshmen must achieve a cumulative secondary GPA of 2.0 or higher with four years each of English and math. Preference is given to ACT score above 15 and combined SAT scores over 830. Online bachelor's students pursuing the RN-BSN have additional criteria though. Holding active RN licensure with a diploma or associate degree in nursing is mandated. Nurses must present a minimum GPA of 2.0 upon entry.

Graduate applicants for WSU's online programs must complete a four-year bachelor's degree at a regionally accredited college in a suitable major. Building a good academic foundation with a 2.7 GPA or better is required for unconditional admission. Additional criteria will vary by program though. For instance, the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) only submits petitions from scholars scoring 400 or higher on the GMAT exam. The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) necessitates a BSN in Nursing with unencumbered license and no criminal history. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs only admit certified teachers scoring above the 49th percentile on the GRE.

Before registering for online courses through WINGS Express, degree-seeking students must be admitted to Wright State University. Online application accounts are reviewed on a rolling basis until the final deadlines on July 15th, November 30th, and April 30th. Make sure you submit:

• Check or money order for $40 fee

• Official transcripts of all coursework

• College entrance exam scores

• One to three recommendation letters

• Test of English as a Foreign Language (if applicable)

• Brief statement of learning objectives

Tuition and Financial Aid

Full-time Ohio undergraduates are billed $4,365 per semester or $8,730 yearly. Non-resident bachelor's students studying full-time pay $8,675 each term or $17,350 annually. Online part-time students would pay $394 (in-state) or $791 (out-of-state) per credit. Living on-campus costs $9,436 each year for room and board. Textbooks and supplies add roughly $1,400. Total cost of attendance at WSU is $19,566 (in-state) and $19,566 (out-of-state) for undergrads. Graduate students from Ohio pay $6,738, whereas non-residents must afford $11,446. Online courses also require paying a $20 technology fee per credit.

According to the NCES, 92 percent of beginning, full-time WSU Raiders earn aid. Financial assistance packages provide $6,365 on average. Institutional awards, such as the Paul Laurence Dunbar Scholarship, Competitive Honors Scholarship, Trustee Scholarship, Duval Family Scholarship, Wright STEPP Scholarship, and ArtsGala Scholarship, are abundant. Based on their EFC, online students could earn the Federal Pell Grant or FSEOG Grant. Fellow Buckeyes may obtain the Ohio College Opportunity Grant, Choose Ohio First Scholarship, or Ohio National Guard Scholarship. Veterans benefits via the G.I. Bill can be applied online. Borrowing money from the Federal Perkins, Direct, Grad PLUS, or Nursing Student loans is another option.

Online Degrees from Wright State

Wright State University's eight colleges utilize learning technologies to provide 17 online degrees and two certificates to busy, working adults needing flexibility. WSU participates in the NC-SARA agreements to authorize online learning in all 50 states. Courses have an average student-faculty ratio of 22:1, but personalized interaction is maintained through the Blackboard and Pilot systems. Online learners solely need an Internet connection and Mac or Windows computer with 4GB of RAM or higher to obtain accredited degrees like the:

RN-BSN in Nursing

Aligned with the AACN Essentials, the RN-BSN in Nursing at WSU is an online completion program for registered nurses seekings skill and career advancement in just 15 months. Transferring credits minimizes the accelerated, 30-credit curriculum with courses from pathophysiology to holistic health and quality management. There's also a BSN Veterans/Accelerated Option for military medics in various health specialties. Nurses may receive the Premier Health Tuition Assistance to lower online program costs.

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling

The CACREP-accredited Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program at Wright State trains human services professionals to ethically care for disabled people online. The 60-credit curriculum offers two specializations for Chemical Dependency or Severe Disabilities in route to the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential. Courses will delve into group dynamics, clinical pathology, epidemiology, psychosocial rehabilitation, and case management before a capstone, 600-hour internship. Past placements have included Shelby County Counseling Center, ARC Industries North, and Dayton VA Medical Center.

Other online degrees at Wright State University are the Ed.S. in Superintendency, M.S. in Nursing Education, M.S. in Human Factors Engineering, M.B.A. in Marketing, and M.I.S. in Information Systems.

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