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Wright State Student Enrollment Projected To Decline This Fall

Wright State University campus in Fall
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Wright State University is expecting just over 13,300 students this fall.

Wright State is projecting another drop in student enrollment this fall. The decline is expected to result in a steep tuition revenue loss.

The university is expecting just over 13,300 students this fall, about 2,000 fewer than last year and the lowest number the school has seen since the 1980s.

In a budget presentation Thursday, university officials estimated a $16.5M decline in tuition revenue for fiscal year 2020.

School officials proposed several ways to recruit more students, including boosting childcare availability for non-traditional students and marketing transfer options to community college students.

Officials project Wright State will still break even this year, despite the tuition revenue declines. The school ran a surplus in fiscal years 2019 and 2018, after years of overspending.