Winona State University.

Winona State University

Winona, MN4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Winona State University

Winona State University (WSU) is a public university in Winona, Minnesota. Winona State University was founded as Winona Normal School in 1858 and is the oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. It was the first normal school west of the Mississippi River. Winona State University is the second ranked public institution in the State of Minnesota according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 rankings. WSU offers more than 80 programs on its main campus, as well as collegiate programs on satellite campuses at Winona State University-Rochester and the Winona West Campus. It has average annual enrollment of approximately nine thousand enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Its sports teams compete as the Winona State Warriors in the NCAA Division II athletics in 14 sports, primarily in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 7,308 students
  • 0.14 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Winona State University

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management, Management Information Systems, Mass Communication and Media Studies, and Computer Science.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

4,966 students out of 7,468 applicants were accepted into Winona State University. They had an average SAT score of 1125. 1% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 99% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Winona State University was $15,302, while for in-state students it was $9,379. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $23,840.

The average financial aid at Winona State University is $3,852. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $11,450 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Winona State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

54% of undergraduate students at Winona State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Winona State University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Winona State University was of $8,730 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900.

Diversity at Winona State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017