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Winona State University

Founded in 1858, Winona State University, or WSU, is primarily an undergraduate university. It is the oldest school under Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). The university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and over eight pre-professional programs. The main campus of WSU is located in Winona, Minnesota, and the branch campus is located in Rochester, Minnesota. WSU is organized into several academic divisions which include:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering
WSU's athletic teams are nicknamed the Warriors. The university competes in Division II NCAA athletics. It is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), North Central Conference, and Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Profile of Winona State University

Winona, MN is home to Winona State University. Winona is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Winona State University go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs.

Winona State University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.


Winona State University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 8, 334 enrolled students.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Winona State University. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Winona State University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching310elementary school teaching, education, school Counselling, special ed, physical education teaching, social science teaching, math teaching, educational administration, . . .
Business and Management308business management, accounting, marketing, finance, human resources, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine169registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing science
Liberal Arts168general studies, English, speech and rhetoric, political science, history, sociology, international studies, Spanish language, . . .
Science94biology, geology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry
Therapy and Counselling88psychology, community health services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy72parks and recreation studies, exercise science, athletic trainer
Media70mass communication, public relations, photojournalism, broadcast journalism, journalism, advertising
Family and Social Work70social work, public administration
Security and Law Enforcement63criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering30computer science
Law26legal assistant, legal studies
Art Studies17art studies
Engineering17materials engineering
Medical Support and Technology8clinical lab tech
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Medical administration5public health Education
Music3music, music management

Contact: Winona State University

Winona State University

8th and Johnson St

Winona, MN 55987-5838

General Phone: (507) 457-5000


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