The Wright Institute

Overview of The Wright Institute

The Wright Institute is located in Berkeley, CA (a medium-sized city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by The Wright Institute is the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. The Wright Institute is known for its programs in therapy and counseling.

The Wright Institute Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission.


The Wright Institute has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

The school had 316 enrolled students in 2007-2008. A large number of students at The Wright Institute are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are female.

More complete details are provided below.

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The Wright Institute
2728 Durant Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704-1796

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The Wright Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling112clinical psychology, counseling psychology

Number of programs and degrees for The Wright Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree572
Doctor's degree - other551

The Wright Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, The Wright Institute had a total enrollment of 316 students (362 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 5%
25-29 31%
30-34 28%
35-39 17%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

The Wright Institute Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Berkeley, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

The Wright Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
The Wright Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 884600)

The Wright Institute Faculty

The Wright Institute has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*4$62,302
No academic rankcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*8$69,619

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The Wright Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology

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The Wright Institute Highlights

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What Sets The Wright Institute Apart:

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Female % of student body
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Top 8%The Wright Institute Female % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 10%The Wright Institute Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
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Top 17%The Wright Institute % students 40 years or older

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