Accreditation and Economic Impact
Wayne State University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the regional accrediting agency, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. More than 40 specific programs and curricula are accredited individually by specialized or professional accrediting agencies. An annual report to the Board of Governors designates the accrediting agencies of the university’s programs; the report is available from the Office of the Board of Governors, 4231 Faculty/Administration Building, and at bog.wayne.edu.
Impact on Michigan
Like any great university, Wayne State’s three most easily recognized contributions to the life of its home state are an educated, informed workforce; the creation and application of new knowledge; and direct, practical services to the broader community. Through programs, partnerships, the fruits of its research and the talents of its alumni, Wayne State University plays a significant and increasingly influential role in Michigan’s educational, social, cultural and economic life.
Wayne State University makes a significant contribution to Michigan’s economic vitality. Public and private resources invested in the university yield economic benefits to the state through increased employment, local expenditures, gross state product and tax revenues.
The university has a substantial effect on the economy of Southeast Michigan. Contributing factors include:
- WSU’s non-payroll expenditures for teaching, operations and research
- expenditures by students, faculty and staff, and visitors
- direct state taxes paid on earnings because of WSU expenditures