Winona State University Profile



Founded: In 1858 as the first teachers college west of the Mississippi River
Mission statement: A community of learners improving our world
Campus locations: Winona Main Campus; Winona West Campus; WSU-Rochester



Enrollment: 8,896 total ( 8,441 undergraduate; 455 graduate)
States represented: 31
Countries represented: 47
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 72%



Degrees offered: Associate of arts (AA); bachelor of arts (BA); bachelor of science (BS); bachelor of social work (BSW); master of arts (MA); master of science (MS); doctor of nursing practice (DNP); licensure and certificate programs
Programs: More than 80 undergraduate programs; 10 pre-professional programs; 30 graduate programs
Colleges: Business; Education; Liberal Arts; Nursing and Health Science; Science and Engineering
Student to faculty ratio: 20:1
Library: Darrell W. Krueger Library (1999) with more than 500,000 volumes


Student Life

Residence life: 10 residence halls, 2 suite-style halls, university apartments
Clubs and organizations: More than 200
Intercollegiate athletics: 15 NCAA Division II sports (6 men’s, 9 women’s); Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference


Annual Undergraduate Costs

In state and reciprocity: $16,459  ($6,866 tuition, $926 fees; $7,737 median price room and board; $930 laptop/technology program

Out of state: $22,049 ($12,456 tuition, $926 fees; $7,737 median price room and board; $930 laptop/technology program)


Academic Achievement Awards

Outstanding Academic Honor Award: $3,500 top 5% class rank with an ACT of 32
Foundation Board Scholarship: $4,000 top 5% class rank with 28 ACT (essay and interview required)


Presidential Honor Scholarships:

  • $2,500 top 5% class rank with 28 ACT
  • $1,500 top 10% class rank with 27 ACT
  • $1,000 top 15% class rank with 26 ACT
  • $1,000 top 50% class rank with 28 ACT
  • $1,000 class rank first or second with 21 ACT


Academic Awards (Minnesota or Wisconsin residents):

  • $300 top 20% class rank with 21 ACT
  • $300 top 50% class rank with 24 ACT
  • $500 top 20% class rank with 24 ACT


Special Talent and Interest Awards

Alumni Society: $1000 to child, grandchild, brother, sister, or ward of WSU graduate (essay and interview required, limited number awarded each year)
Cultural Diversity: $200-1,000 based on academic potential
Music, Art, Theatre: $300-800 based on audition
Intercollegiate Athletics: amounts vary, based on athletic ability
Resident Tuition Scholarship: Non-resident, non-reciprocity students in the top 15% of their class or 25 ACT or greater pay the resident rates rather than non-resident rates. This award may be viewed as an approximate $5,800 scholarship that is renewable based on maintaining 3.0 GPA or higher.