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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,800 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
7,476 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
83.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
954 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Winona State University is $7,103, which is $112 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $12,800, which is 180% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,576 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,109.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Winona State University received 7,476 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.3% annual growth. Out of those 7,476 applicants, 4,467 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.8% acceptance rate.

There were 8,139 students enrolled at Winona State University in 2016, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Winona State University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Winona State University has a total enrollment of 8,139 students. The full-time enrollment at Winona State University is 6,808 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,331. This means that 83.6% of students enrolled at Winona State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Winona State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.3% White, 2.88% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Black or African American, 2.35% Asian, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Winona State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.9%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (0.95%), followed by White Male (0.27%) and Black or African American Male (0.05%).

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In 2016, 555 more women than men graduated from Winona State University. The majority of students graduating from Winona State University are White. These 1,919 graduates mean that there were 40 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 48 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Winona State University is Registered Nursing with 310 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 166 graduates and Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 113 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Winona State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, with 169 graduates, followed by Communications with 118 graduates and Public Administration and Social Service with 92 graduates.


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Winona State University has an endowment valued at nearly $20.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $743,000 (3.61%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Winona State University had a total expenditure of $137M. Of that $137M, they spent $65.4M on salaries and $18.4M on benefits.

Winona State University employs 114 Professors, 111 Assistant professors, and 74 Associate professors. Most academics at Winona State University are Male Professors (72), Female Assistant professors (59), and Male Assistant professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Winona State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 87 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 58 employees, and Service with 53 employees.



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