Winona State University is ranked second among public universities in Minnesota in the Midwest category of "Best Regional Universities” in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of “Best Colleges.”
The university also is ranked seventh overall in Minnesota, 16th among public universities in the Midwest, and as the 62nd regional university in the entire Midwest.
Of the 110 institutions ranked in the Midwest category, seven are public institutions located in Minnesota; of these, six are members of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. WSU is the highest-ranked MnSCU institution.
U.S. News & World Report ranks more than 1,600 schools nationwide, including 626 regional universities divided into four geographic categories (North, South, Midwest and West). The rankings compare accredited four-year schools on a set of up to 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.
About Winona State University
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive, regional public university with more than 8,500 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, WSU offers more than 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate and doctorate programs on its three campuses in Winona and Rochester. Winona State ranks as the second public institution in Minnesota in the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges,” has been named among the "Best in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review for the eighth consecutive year, and has been featured as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for quality and value for 15 years in a row. The university’s mission is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve: a community of learners improving our world. For more information, visit: www.winona.edu