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From prenatal to end-of-life care, Wayne State is a national leader in health disparities research and advocacy, with a mission to achieve health equity across diverse populations. Learn more.

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.

65 sworn officers patrol campus 24/7, 365.

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

Annual research expenditures of more than $245 million

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.

From fencing and football to track and field

Our College of Nursing continues to be ranked among the highest in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


  • Kafi Kumasi

    Kafi Kumasi

    Faculty Expert on literacy, equity and diversity, particularly in urban educational environments.
  • Noa Ofen

    Noa Ofen

    Faculty World-renowned neuroscience expert.
  • Athraa Hannawa

    Athraa Hannawa

    Student “There will always be different ideas and ways of thinking. Sociology pushes me to think differently.”
  • Jada Reeves

    Jada Reeves

    Student  "At Wayne State, I see a culture where everyone learns from each other and everyone plays a part."​​​​