Mission: Wayne State University is a national research university with an urban teaching and service mission. It is a constitutionally autonomous public university within Michigan''s system of public colleges and universities. As a national research university with a global vision, Wayne State is committed to high standards in research and scholarship. As an urban teaching university, and because its graduates typically remain to live and work in the area throughout their lives, Wayne State seeks especially to serve residents of the greater Detroit metropolitan area, recognizes its obligation to develop special avenues that encourage access for promising students from disadvantaged educational backgrounds and aspires to implement its curricula in ways that serve the needs of a nontraditional student population that is racially and ethnically diverse.
Programs: Wayne State University offers world-class education and research through 13 schools and colleges: *Business Administration *Education *Engineering *Fine, Performing and Communication Arts *Graduate School *Law School *Liberal Arts *Medicine *Nursing *Pharmacy and Health Sciences *Science *Social Work *Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs