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Located in Winona, Minnesota, Winona State University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Winona is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

254 Undergraduate Degrees
46 Graduate Degrees
$24,112 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
66% Acceptance Rate

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Winona State University Rankings

We have ranked Winona State as #155 out of 1,284 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #7 out of 38 schools in Minnesota.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Winona State has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#21 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Winona State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Value Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Winona State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#56 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#67 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#71 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual
#172 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Winona State University?

Location of Winona State University

Contact details for Winona State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 175 West Mark Street, Winona, MN 55987-5838
Phone: 507-457-5000

How Do I Get Into Winona State?

You can apply to Winona State online at:

Admission Requirements for Winona State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Winona State?

66% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
Winona State has an acceptance rate of 66%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to Winona State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Winona State University  ( 490 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Winona State University  ( 550 to 690 )
Winona State received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Winona State University  ( 19 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Winona State University  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Winona State University  ( 20 to 25 )

Can I Afford Winona State University?

$24,112 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Winona State is $24,112. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Winona State, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $9,337 a year. That adds up to $37,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Winona State is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Winona State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,125 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,978 undergraduate students at Winona State, with 6,125 being full-time and 853 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Winona State

There are also 627 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,125 full-time undergraduates at Winona State, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Winona State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Winona State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Winona State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 149
Black or African American 158
Hispanic or Latino 278
White 5,104
International Students 195
Other Races/Ethnicities 241

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Winona State University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at Winona State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Taiwan, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Winona State University

290 Took All Classes Online
1,993 Took At Least One Class Online
13.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Winona State. In 2017-2018, 1,993 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Winona State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 13th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Winona State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Winona State University was 13.6%. This is the #731 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Winona State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Winona State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Critical Care Nursing 10%
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Winona State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Winona State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Critical Care Nursing #3
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing #6
Nursing Education #24
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #26
Nursing Administration #40
Nursing #231

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Winona State University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 254 0 0 0 254
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 2 5 7 14
Critical Care Nursing 0 3 2 5 10
Nursing Administration 0 0 4 5 9
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0 1 4 2 7
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 5 0 0 5
Nursing Education 0 0 1 0 1
Nursing Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 254 11 16 19 300


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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