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.
in the Minnesota State System
according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 “Best Colleges” ranking
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.