Wayne State University

Acceptance Rate 63.26 %
SAT Average 1,145
2023 Tuition & Fees $31,364
Student Population 24,919
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,630

Academic Overview

Wayne State University Campus, Detroit, MI
Wayne State University is a public, four-years institute located in Detroit, Michigan. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $14,674 for Michigan residents and $31,364 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $19,789 for Michigan residents and $40,406 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 24,919 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 63.26% and the graduation rate is 56% last year.
The salary after graduation from Wayne State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $52,300. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, WSU's tuition & fees is $14,674 for Michigan residents and $31,364 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $19,789 for in-state students and $40,406 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Michigan ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at WSU. The acceptance rate of WSU is 63.26% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 28.45%. The average graduation rate is 56% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,630 and 79% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 24,919 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Wayne State University is 63.26 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Wayne State University is 56 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Wayne State University is 81 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Wayne State University is 24,919
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Wayne State University is 14 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,630 at Wayne State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address42 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Online Applicationhttps://wayne.edu/apply
Financial Aidhttps://wayne.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://irda.wayne.edu/net-price-calculator/index.html
Veterans Tuitionhttps://omvae.wayne.edu/
Disability Servicehttps://studentdisability.wayne.edu/

Offered Degrees

WSU offers 333 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Two but less than four years certificate130
Bachelor's Degree900
Post Bachelor's Degree130
Master's Degree1120
Post Master's Degree380
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship510
Doctor's degree - professional practice160

Special Learning Opportunities

Wayne State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,192)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,280)

Veterans Benefits

Wayne State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges