Wayne State University

42 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

313-577-2424

About Us:

Wayne State has been an innovative urban center of higher learning since 1868, when a group of civil war doctors envisioned a better world through better medicine. Since our founding as the Detroit Medical College, we’ve grown to become one of the 50 largest public universities in the United States, offering more than 380 degree and certificate programs through 13 schools and colleges. 

Our Mission:

We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.

Our Vision:

We will be a pre-eminent, public, urban research university known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful engagement in its urban community.

Our Values:

While our vision and mission show where we want to go, our values guide us on the way. They cut across organizational boundaries, bind us culturally, and permeate our strategic and tactical initiatives. They are the defining traits of the Wayne State community.

  • Collaboration: When we work together, drawing upon various talents and perspectives, we achieve better results.
  • Integrity: We keep our word, live up to our commitments and are accountable to ourselves and each other.
  • Innovation: We are unafraid to try new things and learn by both failure and success.
  • Excellence: We strive for the highest quality outcomes in everything we do.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We value all people and understand that their unique experiences, talents and perspectives make us a stronger organization and better people.
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