Parents’ Guide to College 2020 Special Section
| Wayne State University
42 W. Warren Ave. • Detroit, MI 48202
Undergraduate Enrollment Information: 313-577-2424, wayne.edu
Wayne State University offers 350 programs to nearly 27,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is Michigan’s only public urban research university, and the state’s third-largest university. The school’s main campus comprises 203 acres that link more than 100 education and research buildings. Its 13 schools and colleges offer opportunities for academic success, groundbreaking research, and partnerships with Detroit’s hospitals, businesses, law firms, and community organizations. More than 3,000 students live on campus; many are involved with WSU’s 500 student organizations and 18 varsity sports teams. Wayne State has received the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s designation as a doctoral-granting university with the highest research activity, as well as its highest ranking in community service; it’s one of only 10 public urban universities nationwide to receive both designations.
Year founded: 1868
Current enrollment: 27,000
Student-faculty ratio: 16:1
Number of undergraduate degrees offered: 126
Number of master’s degrees offered: 139
Number of doctoral degrees offered: 60
Subject matter expertise: Health sciences, medicine, business, liberal arts, law, and fine arts.
In-state tuition: $11,754
Out-of-state tuition: $23,158
Percentage of students on financial aid: Approximately 80%
Top three awards/recognitions: WSU received the 2018 APLU Degree Completion Award for the fastest-improving graduation rates in the nation. WSU was the recipient of the 2019 APLU Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) Talent Award. Wayne State was named the No. 2 medical institution for research in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report.
Affiliated colleges/satellite campuses: Wayne State University has six satellite campuses, including five in metro Detroit.