Winona has a variety of options available for K-12 students. The options include public schools, private schools, charter schools, and focused academic programs such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
- Cotter High School (Catholic 7 through 12th grades)
- Hope Lutheran High School
- St. Martin’s Lutheran Church and School (Kindergarten through 8th grade)
- St. Matthew’s Lutheran School (Kindergarten through 8th grade)
- St. Stanislaus Elementary and St. Mary’s Primary School (Catholic Kindergarten through 6th grade)
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.
Winona State University
Founded in 1858, Winona State University (WSU) 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:
- Doctorate Programs
- Graduate Programs
- Licensure Programs
- Pre-Professional Programs
- Undergraduate Programs
WSU consists of three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.
Visit the Winona State University website.
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
- Musical Instrument Repair
- Sales and Management
- Trade and Industrial
Southeast Technical College enrolls more than 3,000 students at two campuses in Red Wing and Winona.
Visit the Southeast Technical College website.