A premieruniversityin the heart ofDetroit
Wayne State University logo

Experience nearly 150 years of innovation, advocacy and excellence.

Midtown is home to the largest concentration of cultural, educational and medical institutions in Southeast Michigan.

Learn why 27,000+ students from every state and 70 countries choose to study in the heart of Detroit.

President M. Roy Wilson is the only current university president to serve on the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director.

380+ degree programs through 13 schools and colleges.

WSUPD patrols campus 24/7, 365.

400+ public performances, exhibits and cultural events annually in Midtown Detroit.

3,000+ students live on campus.

Experience traditional college life on a campus that's anything but ordinary.

Connect with more than 260,000 alumni around the world.

There's something for every interest.

World-renowned faculty. Top-ranked programs. Groundbreaking discoveries. Find out why a Wayne State education will set you apart.

Find out who's leading the way for Wayne State

We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.


Learn more about our mission, vision and values

From health disparities and the environment to manufacturing and the arts, our research is making an impact in Detroit and around the world.  


  • Zhi-Feng Huang

    Zhi-Feng Huang

    Faculty Career Development Chair.
  • Shawn McElmurry

    Shawn McElmurry

    Faculty Co-leader of the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership.
  • Joshua Rivers

    Joshua Rivers

    Student “I'm at Wayne State because this is where I can do the most good.”
  • Jannel Lee-Allen

    Jannel Lee-Allen

    Student “I came to Wayne State to meet the needs of the urban underserved.”