Wayne State University Overview
Wayne State University is a public institution situated in Detroit, Michigan. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Wayne State University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Wayne State is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
Wayne State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Wayne State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wayne State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Wayne State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Wayne State University?
Contact details for Wayne State are given below.
|Address:||656 West Kirby Street, Detroit, MI 48202|
How Do I Get Into Wayne State?
You can apply to Wayne State online at: wayne.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Wayne State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Wayne State?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.
Average Test Scores
About 80% of students accepted to Wayne State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 600.
Can I Afford Wayne State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Wayne State, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $5,857 a year. That adds up to $23,428 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Wayne State is 7.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Wayne State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 9,181 graduate students at the school.
Of the 13,107 full-time undergraduates at Wayne State, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wayne State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,739|
|Hispanic or Latino||742|
Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Wayne State University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 75 countries are represented at Wayne State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Canada, and China.
Online Learning at Wayne State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wayne State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Wayne State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wayne State University was 9.3%. This is the #1,382 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wayne State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wayne State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||32%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||20%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||22%|
|Drama & Theater Arts||8%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||5%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wayne State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Wayne State.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Wayne State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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