WINONA, Minn. — Winona State emerged again as a leader among universities in the region in the annual report of the ranking site U.S. News & World Report. The report attempts to measure academic quality on graduation rates, retention rates, graduate indebtedness and social mobility. Those outcomes comprise 40% each each school’s overall score. The latest Winona State rankings:

> Number 1: In the seven-campus MinnState university system.

> Number 2: Among public universities in Minnesota.

> Number 3: Among public universities in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

> Number 4: Among Minnesota public universities for social mobility

> Number 9: Among public universities in the 12-state Midwest region.

The university retained its second place as for accessibility for veterans and active service members. The U.S. News ranking singled out programs in nursing, engineering, computer science, business and psychology for quality.

Phelps Hall. A campus signature is the neo-Dutch classroom building for mass communication and psychology studies. Built in 1914.


Ken Janz, Winona State interim president: “Our data shows that Winona State is exceeding expectations and outperforming other universities across the state, from superior student support and financial aid opportunities to academic success and impressive graduate outcomes.” He pointed to a  92% job placement rate for graduates.