Tuition and fees are the university’s biggest source of revenue, as they are at most other colleges. Wright State’s success is “dependent on enrolling and graduating more students,” president Cheryl Schrader has said.
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Wright State is in the midst of a financial recovery after years of overspending drained the university’s reserve fund to $31 million in fiscal year 2017. The university has nearly doubled its cash reserves in the last two years to more than $60 million.
The 13,742 students enrolled at Wright State two weeks into the school year still has the potential to fluctuate a little as some students withdrawal.
Edwards did not have specific figures available Thursday on local WSU students, but she said that Montgomery and Greene counties saw a double percentage point drop.
“We have a backyard problem that we need to rectify,” Edwards said.
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