Wayne State University in Detroit

Detroit, MI

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Overview

Wayne State University offers 999-degree programs and 63 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 77%. 43.8% are women, and 56.2% are men. 8% percents of international students. Wayne State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Wayne State University is 12476$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $17950 and $24095 per year. 33% of full-time Wayne State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $39,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Wayne State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$12,476
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Wayne State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,909
$30,001 - $48,000$11,189
$48,001 - $75,000$13,767
$75,001 - $110,000$17,434
$110,001+$18,566

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5901

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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11%

Types of financial aids

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12772 of Wayne State University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 70 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Wayne State University number 5 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Michigan.

Students at Wayne State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
99.83%
$10,692
$30,001 - $48,000
99.24%
$9,719
$48,001 - $75,000
93.7%
$7,080
$75,001 - $110,000
81.57%
$4,318
$110,001+
78.85%
$4,523

Salary After Attending

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$39,400

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

4%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Wayne State University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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33%
BELOW AVERAGE

Wayne State University graduation rate is below the national average.

33% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Wayne State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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77%

In comparison to National Average

Wayne State University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 7%.

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77%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Wayne State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 11%.

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77%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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23%

Total

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22%

Full time

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1%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

77%

Part-time retention rate

47%

The Wayne State University full-time retention rate is 77% and part-time retention rate is 47%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Wayne State University students submitting ACT scores

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97%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 27
Math: 18 - 26
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Wayne State University is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

16:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

2740
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8%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Wayne State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Wayne State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Michigan.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 656 W Kirby address in Detroit, Michigan.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Wayne State University with 0.19% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Wayne State University offers 999 programs in total: 324 are for Master's degree, 276 - for Bachelor's degree, 162 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 132 - for Post-master's certificate, 75 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 12 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 32 universities in Wayne county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship, Postbaccalaureate certificate and Post-master's certificate programs offered. Wayne State University is one of the few institutions in Wayne that offers a 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 63 distance education programs that are offered in the Wayne State University: 21 are for Master's degree, 15 - for Post-master's certificate, 9 - for Bachelor's degree, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs and 9 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Michigan state average data to help you compare.

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Wayne State University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 14510 students with 435310 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 4549 with 109185 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 5465 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Wayne State University

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Overall Rating:

On July 8, 2019 I finally went to the gym and I went to spin cycle, there were about 30 people present and the instructor spotted me out, walked up to me first and said those are the wrong shoes and started saying all the reasons why they were wrong, and then said well if you decide to leave midway through class I will know why, so now I’m focused on my shoes the entire time. Afterwards I’m thinking why would you say something like that as an instructor knowing that it is my VERY 1st time, she didn’t know me from Adam but felt the need to spot me out in the class, and she set my bike up wrong, she set it while I was sitting did and clearly you’re suppose adjust according to height of leg raised next to the seat and she did not do that, Well anyhow I felt bullied, picked on, and downright discriminated against because I am African American. Racism at its best, Well I neee to be reimbursed and compensated heavily. My name is Micia Eddins.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I really had a horrible experience here as an art student. Since I was too poor to attend CCS I ended up here. Mistake!

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Wayne State University (WSU) is an Americanpublic research university located in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering nearly 350 programs to more than 27,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Wayne State University is Michigan's third-largest university. The first component of the modern Wayne State University was established in 1868 as the Detroit College of Medicine. In 1885, the Detroit College of Medicine merged with its competitor, the Michigan College of Medicineand its consolidated buildings. In 1913 the school was restructured as the Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery, passing under that name into the control of the Detroit Board of Education. These institutions are incarnated today as the Wayne State University School of Medicine.In 1881, the Detroit Normal Training School for Teachers was established by the Detroit Board of Education. In 1920, after several re-locations to larger quarters, the school became the Detroit Teachers College. The Board of Education voted in 1924 to make the college a part of the new College of the City of Detroit. This eventually became the Wayne State University College of Education.In 1917, the Detroit Board of Education founded the Detroit Junior College and would make Detroit Central High School's Old Main Hall its campus. Detroit's College of Pharmacy and the Detroit Teachers College were added to the campus in 1924, and were organized into the College of the City of Detroit. The original junior college became the College of Liberal Arts. The first bachelor's degrees were awarded in 1925. The College of Liberal Arts of the College of the City of Detroit is today the Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Overall Rating:

Not sure what happened here but this review was for University Cleaners - not WSU. I had a good experience at WSU.

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This place is the Thomson Home that house W.S.U. students.Its an historic building that got renovated in early 2018. Building is super clean & secure.

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Location & Website

Address: 656 West Kirby Street

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3135772424

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wayne.edu

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