Wayne State University
Wayne State University (WSU) is a public research university in Detroit, Michigan. It was founded in 1868 as the Detroit College of Medicine. The college went through several mergers and name changes before becoming Wayne State University in 1956. The university now offers almost 350 programs through 13 schools and colleges. It is one of the 100 largest universities in the country and the third largest in the state of Michigan. The main campus is in the heart of Detroit and includes over 100 research and education buildings. The 13 schools and colleges include a College of Nursing, along with a School of Medicine and a College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
The university offers two BSN tracks through their College of Nursing, including a traditional BSN program and an accelerated BSN program for those with a degree in an unrelated field. The university also offers MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. All programs offered at the university are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program is a 3-year program and requires students to have a minimum 3.0 honor point average in the prerequisite courses which are completed during the freshman year.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students27,064|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||0|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||5|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses|
03/17/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
10/06/2010 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
04/01/1964 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1000 to 1210|
|ACT||21 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$409/credit|
|In State Students||$409/credit|
|Out of State Students||$938/credit|
|In District Students||$639/credit|
|In State Students||$639/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,384/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Wayne State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||17%||$1,876|
|State Grant & Scholarships||14%||$653|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||90%||$7,002|
|Federal Student Loans||45%||$5,158|
$13,287Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,300|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,399|
|$48,001 to $75,000$14,158|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,420|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.