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


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

Experience nearly 150 years of innovation, advocacy and excellence.

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

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.

Home to TechTown, Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator

Find out who's leading the way for Wayne State

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

With 5 satellite campuses throughout Southeast Michigan, you can earn your degree close to home or work 

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


  • Dawn Misra

    Dawn Misra

    Faculty Expert on infant mortality among African American women.
  • Hayley Thompson

    Hayley Thompson

    Faculty Program leader of population studies and disparities research at Karmanos Cancer Institute.
  • Dazmonique Carr

    Dazmonique Carr

    Student "Wayne State feels like home. This environment has changed me in the best possible way."
  • Abbass Berjaoui

    Abbass Berjaoui

    Student “Everyone should be able to live a healthy life, and I want to help ensure that.”