WSU is an accredited higher education institution with more than 30 academic programs that also hold specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition.

Institution Accreditations & Recognitions

First accredited in 1913, Winona State University has been recognized by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for our academic quality.

The WSU Children’s Center is additionally accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Academic Program Accreditations & Recognitions
College of Business

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)

College of Education

Accredited by the Council for
Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Accredited by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA)

Accredited by Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)

College of Liberal Arts

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

Approved by the American Bar Association

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Approved by Minnesota Board of Nursing

College of Science & Engineering

Accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)