Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive regional public university located in the state of Minnesota. It is the oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Winona State University and its programs are accredited by the following organizations: Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA); American Chemical Society (ACS); Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE); Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST); National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Ranking Profile:

- Winona State University is ranked 2nd 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 is also ranked 7th overall in Minnesota, 16th among public universities in the Midwest, and as the 62nd regional university in the entire Midwest.

- Winona State was named one of America's 100 Best College Buys, based on an independent ranking of the value and quality of colleges and universities across the nation, conducted by Institutional Research and Evaluation.

- Winona State University has been named among the "Best in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review for the seventh consecutive year.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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