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Wayne State University

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C+

Rating

Public

Type

31,759

Students

$27,282

Tuition

73%

Acceptance

#929

Ranking

Large City

Campus Setting

Detroit, MI

656 West Kirby Street, Detroit, MI 48202

Wayne State University is a very large public university located in Detroit, MI ranked 22nd in Michigan. It has a total of 20,384 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.14% of applicants. Wayne State University offers 387 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Health Teacher Education, and Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services programs (nationally ranked 9th, 15th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,912 for students from Michigan and $27,282 for those from out-of-state, Wayne State University is reasonably costly. 40.6% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $40,800 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$28,887
Above Average

Wayne State University

$28,887

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$42,856

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$35,021

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

73%Acceptance
Less Selective

Wayne State University

73%

National

69%
Sat

1010 - 1230

88% of students submit

Admissions Yield

26%

ACT

19 - 27

21% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$25

Application Website

https://wayne.edu/apply

Students

20,384Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

97%

Part-Time

3%
Male

43%

In-state

83%

Female

57%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

19%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
8% Social Work6% Business Administration and Management, General6% Psychology, General81% Others

8% Social Work

6% Business Administration and Management, General

6% Psychology, General

81% Others

Social Work

8%

477 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

6%

353 Graduates

Psychology, General

6%

340 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

4%

218 Graduates

International Business/Trade/Commerce

3%

189 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

3%

179 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences, General

3%

167 Graduates

Organizational Behavior Studies

2%

146 Graduates

Academics

B+
Professors
StudentsProfessors14:114:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

14

Number of Library Books

1,557,257

Academic Spend per Student

$12,636

Full-time Retention Rate

80%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$32,600/Year

Wayne State University

$32,600

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$32,600

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$40,800

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

40%