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Want the scoop on Winona State University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Winona State offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Winona State University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Winona State University was awarded 101 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social work.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Winona State as #484 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Winona State is also ranked #15 out of 37 schools in Minnesota.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Winona State?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Winona State University is a competitive 66%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Winona State University  ( 20 to 25 )

Learn more about Winona State University admissions.

Winona State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Winona State University is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Winona State University is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Winona State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Winona State University has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Winona State this rate is 32%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Winona State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,978 undergraduates at Winona State with 6,125 being full-time and 853 being part-time.

Winona State Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Winona State scored 41.28 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  41.28 out of 100
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How Much Does Winona State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Winona State is $17,399. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Winona State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,598 $12,185 $15,603 $18,781 $20,542

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Winona State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

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How Much Money Do Winona State Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Winona State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $44,700 in their early years. That's great news for Winona State students since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Winona State University make the most money.

Location of Winona State University

Winona State University is a public institution situated in Winona, Minnesota. The location of Winona State is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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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

Winona State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 56 majors graduated from Winona State University. Of these students, 1,866 received undergraduate degrees and 116 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 254 $63,700
Business Administration & Management 172 $41,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 159 $35,900
Social Work 109 $38,600
Health & Physical Education 87 $34,300
General Psychology 83 $28,600
Communication & Media Studies 80 $35,000
General Biology 72 $37,700
Teacher Education Subject Specific 65 $36,300
Marketing 63 $40,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Winona State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Winona State

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,993 students took at least one online class at Winona State University. This is an increase from the 1,819 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,993 290
2016-2017 1,819 250
2015-2016 1,528 215
2014-2015 1,692 222
2013-2014 1,412 177

Learn more about online learning at Winona State University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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