For students

After high school, educational opportunity abounds in Winona. The city is home to three institutions of higher learning. In fact, students consistently represent approximately one-third of Winona’s official population (27,592). In addition to robust academic programs, each school has strong relationships with Winona businesses and organizations. These relationships often translate into increased opportunity for local internships and employment. See below for more information on Winona’s post-secondary institutions:

Winona State University

Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students.   As the oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.

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Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs at locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and select programs in Jamaica and Kenya. At the Winona campus, the undergraduate College combines traditional liberal arts and sciences with career preparation in a student-centered environment. The Winona campus comprises 400 acres and 47 buildings, with excellent facilities for living, learning and recreation. The bachelor of arts program offers 60 majors.

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Southeast Technical College

Southeast Technical College offers more than 90 diverse programs in six major career fields: business and office, health and human services, sales and management, musical instrument repair, technical, and trade and industrial.  Southeast Technical College enrolls more than 3,000 students at two campuses in Red Wing, MN and Winona, MN.

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