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Winona State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Winona State University Ranked?

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2022 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 956 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social work.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Winona State is ranked #310 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Winona State held the #484 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Winona State also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Winona State?

Acceptance Rate

Winona State University has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 3% 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 470 and 570. Math scores were between 490 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Winona State University  ( 470 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Winona State University  ( 490 to 560 )
Winona State received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Winona State University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Winona State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Winona State University is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 63%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  63 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Winona State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Winona State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 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 37%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  37 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Winona State University.

Winona State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,391 undergraduates at Winona State with 5,472 being full-time and 919 being part-time.

How Much Does Winona State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Winona State is $17,656. 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 +
$12,381 $13,606 $15,140 $18,682 $21,073

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

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 67% of students took out student loans averaging $9,583 a year. That adds up to $38,332 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Winona State is 3.4%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Winona State make around $44,700 per year during the early years of their employment. 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.

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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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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 52 majors graduated from Winona State University. Of these students, 1,663 received undergraduate degrees and 128 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 248 $66,529
Teacher Education Grade Specific 165 $37,006
Business Administration & Management 147 $45,625
General Psychology 75 $33,459
Social Work 73 $41,500
Health & Physical Education 69 $36,938
Criminal Justice & Corrections 68 $44,021
Marketing 66 $44,728
Communication & Media Studies 66 $35,244
Teacher Education Subject Specific 65 $38,630

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 3,240 students took at least one online class at Winona State University. This is an increase from the 2,591 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,240 469
2018-2019 2,591 449
2017-2018 1,993 290
2016-2017 1,819 250
2015-2016 1,528 215

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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