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Path to Purple:

WSU-R/RCTC Degree Completion Programs

Winona State University is co-located with Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC). We share facilities such as food service, fitness center and health services, as well as important academic support functions like the Welcome Center, bookstore, comprehensive Learning Center, proctoring center and more.

WSU-Rochester bachelor's degree completion programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Elementary Education, Healthcare Leadership and Administration, Individualized Studies, Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN) and Social Work.

WSU offers the Path to Purple program for RCTC students. Our students can take advantage of the Path to Purple program in a variety of ways:

  • Students can enroll at RCTC as part of the Path to Purple/2+2 program to earn an associate's degree, then move on to complete a bachelor's degree in selected academic programs with WSU-Rochester on the Rochester campus or WSU on the Winona campus. Courses may be delivered through the classroom, interactive television (ITV), online and/or hybrid. 
  • Students can initially enroll in RCTC and then make an independent decision as to when they want to apply for admission to WSU.
  • Students who do not initially qualify for admission to WSU can enroll in RCTC to gain sufficient academic standing to qualify them for acceptance with transfer student status at WSU.

Contact the Welcome Center to get started. Schedule an appointment with the Welcome Center Shared RCTC/WSU Advisor at 507.285.7557 or the WSU-R Recruitment and Admissions Advisor at 507.285.7100.