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Our mission is to analyze information to help our public and nonprofit sector clients improve operations or create new programs and policies. Our analysis makes Ohio's communities safer, healthier, more prosperous and inclusive. 

Center for Urban and Public Affairs News

Collaborative effort leads to $7M in federal funding for regional growth

Wright State collaborates with governments, other higher education institutions and businesses to secure federal grant to build the region’s commercialization infrastructure and support workforce development.
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Wright State staff and alumni make ‘Forty Under 40′ list

Once again Wright State University was well represented in the Dayton Business Journal’s 2015 Forty Under 40 Awards.
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About CUPA

Wright State University established the Center for Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) in 1986. CUPA's applied research supports public and nonprofit clients who want to improve operations and address urban, suburban and rural issues. Applied research includes primary data collection, such as surveys, focus groups and open forums; data analytics that examine, for example, labor, economic, crime, housing, population, and other data; strategic planning and consensus building; and policy and program evaluation.