Winona State was one of the nation's first laptop universities.

WSU Accreditations & Memberships

Winona State and its programs are accredited by the following organizations:

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)
  • Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Winona State programs are approved by:

  • American Bar Association (Paralegal Program)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Minnesota Board of Nursing (Entry Level Undergraduate Nursing)
  • Minnesota Board of School Administrators
  • Minnesota Board of Teaching

Winona State is recognized by the following:

  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)