Winona State University Rankings

Winona State University (WSU) is a leading comprehensive university in Minnesota, United States. The University has the following colleges: College of Business, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the College of Science and Engineering.

Winona State University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Winona State programs are approved by: American Bar Association; Minnesota Board of Nursing; Minnesota Board of School Administrators; Minnesota Board of Teaching.

The University is recognized by the following organizations: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI); Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE); National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS); National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Winona State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


- Winona State University is ranked 11th best among public universities in the Midwest and 49th in the "Best Regional Universities” category in the 2011 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report.

- In 2009, the University was named one of the 25 safest campuses in the United States based on an independent review of data reported to the U.S. Department of Education under the Federal Clery Act.

- U.S. News tabbed Winona State as one of its “Top-50 Most Unwired College Campuses”, based on a survey conducted by Intel.

- Winona State was named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation.

- The Princeton Review has listed WSU as one of its “Best in the Midwest”. Rankings are based on student opinion data.

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