Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a regional public university and the oldest member of the Minnesota State system.
You’re never just a number at WSU, but let’s look at some quick stats about our institution.
66% of new first-year students are Minnesota residents, while 26% are from Wisconsin
with an average class size of 25 students
of WSU graduates are hired in a field related to their degree
meaning neither parent has a 4-year bachelor’s degree
showing it’s never too late to earn your degree
from 42 countries, including Nepal, Japan, Taiwan, Bangladesh, and China
Home to 14 NCAA Division-II and one NCAA Division-III varsity sports teams, WSU also has more than 20 intramural teams and 30+ club sports teams for students to choose from.
Widely known for its stunning natural setting, the WSU Winona campus is nestled between picturesque bluffs and the Mississippi River—meaning rock climbing, paddle-boarding, hiking, kayaking, and more are within a mile of campus.
WSU’s second campus is located in Minnesota’s third largest city: Rochester. The city is a dynamic hub for industry, arts, and culture, and it’s consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.