About Wayne State
Wayne State University is a premier public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit. Founded in 1868, Wayne State pursues scholarship at the highest levels and serves a diverse body of nearly 25,000 students through a broad array of nearly 350 academic programs. It is one of only nine public urban universities in the United States to have received the highest Carnegie Foundation rating for both research intensiveness and community engagement. Since its inception, faculty and staff have provided a high-quality educational experience for hundreds of thousands of students, who have gone on to make outstanding contributions as corporate CEOs, government leaders, judges, teachers, policy makers, university presidents, astronauts, scientists, physicians and more.
Our mission: We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.
See the 2019-20 WSU Fact Book.
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