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Winona State University Overview

Located in Winona, Minnesota, Winona State University is a public institution. 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.

What Is Winona State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$24,376 Avg Cost After Aid
77% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Winona State is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Winona State.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Winona State with a bachelor's degree make about $55,391 a year. That's 36% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is 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 Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Winona State?

77% Acceptance Rate
72% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Winona State University is 77%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 28% of accepted students are men and 72% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% 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 450 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Winona State University  ( 450 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Winona State University  ( 520 to 630 )
Winona State received ACT scores from 67% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Winona State University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Winona State University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Winona State University  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford Winona State University?

$24,376 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Winona State is $24,376. 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 62% of students took out student loans averaging $8,495 a year. That adds up to $33,980 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Winona State is 1.1%. 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

4,920 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,748 undergraduate students at Winona State, with 4,920 being full-time and 828 being part-time.


There are also 797 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,920 full-time undergraduates at Winona State, 33% are male and 67% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 156
Black or African American 141
Hispanic or Latino 212
White 4,121
International Students 90
Other Races/Ethnicities 200

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

945 Took All Classes Online
3,721 Took At Least One Class Online
22.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 27 master’s degree programs available online at Winona State. In 2020-2021, 3,721 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 29th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Winona State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Winona State University was 22.9%. This is the #997 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Winona State regardless of major.

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%.


*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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