Winona State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,712
1.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,185
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.78%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.2%
6,804 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,106
80.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
59.3%
966 Graduates

About

Winona State University is a higher education institution located in Winona County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Winona State University were Registered Nursing (248 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (165 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (147 degrees).

In 2020, 1,936 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Winona State University. 67.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,677 degrees), 25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (67 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Winona State University is $7,712, which is $−14,818 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Winona State University is $7,712, which is $−14,818 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,185.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students attending Winona State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,712
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Winona State University was $7,712. The cost of tuition at Winona State University is $−14,818 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$17,185
2020 Value
3.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Winona State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,185. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Winona State University grew by 3.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,098
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Winona State University was of $9,098 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 0.977% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Winona State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 56.9% with respect to 2019, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.78%
2018 Default Rate
58
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Winona State University was 2.78%, which represents 58 out of the 2089 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Winona State University received 6,804 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11.2% annual decline. Out of those 6,804 applicants, 5,115 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.2% acceptance rate.

There were 7,106 students enrolled at Winona State University in 2020, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Winona State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,115
Accepted Out of 6,804

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Winona State University was 75.2% (5,115 admissions from 6,804 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 67.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −11.2%, while admissions declined by −1.71%.

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage
38
Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Winona State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Winona State University has a total enrollment of 7,106 students. The full-time enrollment at Winona State University is 5,711 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,395. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at Winona State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Winona State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.3% White, 4.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.36% Black or African American, 3.29% Two or More Races, 3.01% Asian, 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0422% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Winona State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.2%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (70.3%), followed by White Male (16.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Winona State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,106 students. The full-time enrollment at Winona State University is 5,711 and the part-time enrollment is 1,395. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at Winona State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Winona State University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Winona State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,917
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    305
  3. Black or African American
    239

The enrolled student population at Winona State University is 83.3% White, 4.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.36% Black or African American, 3.29% Two or More Races, 3.01% Asian, 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0422% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 42 students (0.591%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 690 more women than men received degrees from Winona State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Winona State University is white (1,677 degrees awarded). There were 25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (67 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Winona State University is Registered Nursing (248 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (165 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (147 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Winona State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees awarded), Education (315 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (31 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Winona State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,741,685 people), Secondary school teachers (407,471 people), Education administrators (265,187 people), Postsecondary teachers (198,857 people), and Other managers (172,936 people).

The most specialized majors at Winona State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees awarded), Education (315 degrees), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees), and Physical Sciences (36 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Winona State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Winona State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees awarded), Education (315 degrees), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees), and Physical Sciences (36 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Winona State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,830,683 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (401,158 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (263,279 people), Individual & family services (143,078 people), and Outpatient care centers (119,444 people).

The most specialized majors at Winona State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees awarded), Education (315 degrees), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees), and Physical Sciences (36 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Winona State University.
Most Common
  1. 248 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 165 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 147 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Winona State University was Registered Nursing with 248 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

623
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,313
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 623 degrees were awarded to men at Winona State University, which is 0.474 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,313).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Winona State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.33 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 222 degrees were awarded to women at Winona State University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.54 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 37% of students graduating from Winona State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Winona State University is Female and White (62.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.518% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,677 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Winona State University is white (1,677 degrees awarded). There were 25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (67 degrees).

0.465% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,160 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    517 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Winona State University is white female (1,160 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (517 degrees).

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Operations

Winona State University has an endowment valued at nearly $48.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.28M (2.63%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Winona State University had a total salary expenditure of $152M. Winona State University employs 123 Professors, 91 Assistant professors, and 78 Associate professors. Most academics at Winona State University are Male Professors (70), Female Assistant professors(56), and Female Professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Winona State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 71 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 60 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$48.6M
2020 Endowment
12.4%
growth from 2019

Winona State University has an endowment valued at about $48.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Winona State University grew 12.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.99M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Winona State University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$67.3M
2020 Salaries
0.406%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Winona State University paid a median of $67.3M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($152M) and a 0.406% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.36% growth from 2018 and a 0.567% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.6M
Instructional Salaries
303
Number of Employees

In 2020, Winona State University paid a total of $25.6M to 303 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
123 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
71 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Winona State University were Professor with 123 employees; Assistant professor with 91 employees; and Assistant professor with 78 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Winona State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 71 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Winona State University was Male Professor with 70 employees, Female Assistant professor with 56 employees, and Female Professor with 53 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Winona State University.

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