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Wayne State has a rich history of innovation and entrepreneurship. Check out videos, stories and events that showcase how we make an impact through technological and entrepreneurial ingenuity.

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

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.

WSU is a partner in the University Research Corridor with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, generating 95% of research in the state

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 


  • Donnie Sackey

    Donnie Sackey

    Faculty Recipient, Michigan Campus Compact Heart and Soul Award.
  • Kidada E. Williams

    Kidada E. Williams

    Faculty Renowned historian and expert on African Americans' experiences of racial violence.
  • Marvin Solberg

    Marvin Solberg

    Student "I feel like I’m taking part in Detroit’s renaissance, and that has motivated me to pursue my passion here."  In
  • Eryka Symington

    Eryka Symington

    Student “I realized you can use the law to help people during a difficult time. I knew Wayne Law would help me reach my goals.”